MP visits new affordable homes in Stafford

Stafford MP Theo Clarke visited a new development of homes for affordable rent and shared ownership. The site of 23 houses and apartments off Sandon Road being built for Housing Plus Group, is revitalising an area on the edge of... View Article

From public pariah to exemplar of good practice

Patrick Mooney explores using Green principles to modernise a Council housing estate Ever since the Grenfell Tower was engulfed in flames on a hot June night, four years ago, the reputation of Kensington and Chelsea Council has been dragged through... View Article

John Lewis to build 10,000 homes for rent 

Retailer John Lewis is reportedly set to construct 10,000 homes for rent over the next few years, largely utilising its existing sites. Reports in the Sunday Times said the department store chain’s move into the residential property market is being... View Article

Controversy over plans to demolish Grenfell Tower

Government plans to demolish Grenfell Tower have been rejected by former tenants and the relatives of residents who lost their lives in the fire, who are putting forward their own plans to turn the building into a “vertical forest”. A... View Article

Allowing more pets in lets

Less than one in ten of private rentals are pet-friendly properties but a new survey from Direct Line has shown that nearly half of landlords back the Government changes to allow ‘well-behaved’ pets in rental flats and houses. A new... View Article

Lukewarm response given to Queens Speech by CIH

The main professional body for those working in the social housing sector has given a mixed response to the Government’s planned legislation programme for the next Parliamentary session. In a briefing to its members the Chartered Institute of Housing said:... View Article