However, Westminster CC has revealed plans to embark on the biggest council house building programme for a generation in May. During the next four years the council will build almost 500 homes on brownfield and under-used sites on existing estates to help ease overcrowding and homelessness. The scheme willRead More →

Mortgage lending continued to slump in February, with gross lending down by 60 per cent in year-on-year figures and 15 per cent down from the previous month, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The CML said its members’ ability to lend was drying up because saversRead More →

Housing associations are to stop building mixed estates of privately owned and social rented homes because of the credit crunch, leading to fears of a return to ‘council ghettos’ says The Times. Bob Kerslake, head of Homes and Community Agency (HCA) said that during the past 20 years housingRead More →

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revised its population projections yesterday. The population in Britain is set to pass 70 million within 25 years, or a net increase of 400,000 a year. The rise has been put down to an increase in family size, greater life expectancy, and higher-than-expectedRead More →

London’s most run down housing estates are set to receive more than £100 million of funding. Around £77 million in funding has been promised to kick start a programme of estate and area regeneration that’s currently ‘stalled’ by the credit crisis, while a further £55 million will be investedRead More →