This month’s round-up features the report from the Independent Commission on Social Housing, and includes data on right to buy and deaths of homeless people, the building safety review, faster planning decisions and the latest consultations.
The NIC has announced five cities and city regions that it will provide tailored support to improve delivery of housing, and economic growth and transport improvements. The authorities will work with the NIC to develop strategies to improve local transport connections, unlock job opportunities and deliver much-needed new homes.
RIBA’s report Ten Characteristics of Places where People want to Live is a response to Letwin’s Independent review on new house building. Although RIBA’s report supports the importance of good design, varied housing and tenures, it goes further to suggest a direct link between design quality and build out rates.
This briefing considers the the use of underground waste management systems in Europe and their benefits and disadvantages.
It is nine months since the Homelessness Reduction Act came into force in England. New government statistics highlight what councils are doing to prevent and relieve homelessness in line with the new legislation.
The recently published Raynsford review final report on planning concludes with a wide range of recommendations to improve the system, including criticism of permitted development, shared by many others in local government.
Fire safety, homelessness, sales of social housing and the future of the planning system all feature in this month's housing and planning round-up. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering high street planning, classifying second homes as holiday lets and shared ownership schemes
There has been less focus on towns as ‘engines of growth’ for the national economy, yet millions of people live, work, shop and socialise in towns. This briefing provides an overview of research and approaches used by governments to support towns in the UK and Ireland.
NHS England's Healthy New Towns is a three year programme to look at how health and wellbeing can be planned and designed into new places. How can partners collaborate effectively? What are the key principles involved and what are the main challenges?
Private renting, homelessness, universal credit and the Letwin review of housebuilding all feature in this month's housing and planning roundup. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering the leasehold system, regulation in Scotland, and classifying second homes as holiday lets.