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40% Rise in Build-To-Rent Homes

by Paul Addison on February 19, 2019 No comments

In the year between Q4 2017, and Q4 2018, there was a 39% rise in the number of build-to-rent homes currently under construction in the UK.

This is equivalent to 43,374 build-to-rent homes, compared to 31,250 at the end of 2017, per research commission by the British Property Federation (BPF) to Savills.

A 29% rise (22,762 to 29,416) in the number of homes completed was seen in the period between Q4 in 2017 and Q4 in 2018. A 10% rise (66,718 to 60,794) in the number of build-to-rent homes in planning was seen between the same period.

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£2 Billion For Housing Associations

by Paul Addison on October 15, 2018 No comments

With the aim of giving housing associations the ‘long-term certainty’ they need to have a ‘central role’ in assisting with the housing crisis, Theresa May has announced that there will be £2 billion in funding.

May vowed at the National Housing Federation Summit to work alongside housing associations to get more people on the housing ladder, and to ensure those who can’t afford to own have somewhere they can call home.

There have already been numerous measures to support housing associations announced by the government. This includes not extending the local housing cap to the social sector.

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Demand For Affordable Housing Not Being Met

by Paul Addison on June 27, 2018 No comments

Only 2% of councils feel they are meeting policy requirements for affordable housing, says report.

88 councils’ responded to the survey and made up the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) research, supported by the Nationwide Foundation.

In the report, there is an emphasis on the shortage of resources for local authorities trying to meet a demand for affordable homes, said the TCPA.

A whopping 70% of local authorities are having to “substantially” trust developer offerings for affordable housing, says the report.

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Khan’s Affordable Housing Threshold Method

by Paul Addison on June 12, 2018 No comments

Sadiq Khan’s threshold method in providing affordable housing in London has been ruled in favour by a High Court judge.

If a development provides a minimum of 35% affordable housing, this meted will permit them to be accelerated through the planning system.

Towards the end of 2017, the following developers launched a judicial review of the threshold approach.

  • McCarthy & Stone,
  • Churchill Retirement Living,
  • Renaissance Retirement.
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Planning Policy Consultation – The Main Changes

by Paul Addison on December 11, 2015 No comments

The Government has begun consulting on a raft of proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). It is seeking views on proposed changes in relation to affordable housing, density, new settlements and starter homes.

These changes will involve the following areas:

  • Broadening the definition of affordable housing
  • Increasing the density of development around commuter hubs
  • Supporting sustainable new settlements and helping development on brownfield land and small sites
  • Helping the delivery of housing allocated in plans
  • Promoting and aiding the delivery of starter homes.
Paul AddisonPlanning Policy Consultation – The Main Changes