March in review – housing news so far, UK & London specific

LSE London News:

Lynne Miles, Associate director of planning policy and economics at ARUP and Deputy Director of What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth gave a presentation on planning for the economy where she focused on the great disparity between London and other English cities.

Kath Scanlon presented the findings from our report, entitled The Future of Social Housing, for Flagship Housing Association. The event was hosted by Switchee, a company that provides a ‘smart thermostat designed to help affordable housing providers fight fuel property’.

Podcast featuring Kath Scanlon discussing housing and urbanisation

Eloise Shepherd, Head of Housing and Planning Policy at London Councils gave a presentation on housing in London.

Other housing news:

Average price in Wandsworth dips more than £100,000 with falls of up to 15% in capital in 12 months

Conservatives just cut the 2020 house building target from 300K a year to 200-175K a year.

In Sheffield just 1.4% of homes approved by planners met the government’s affordable definition, while in Nottingham the figure was 3.8%, a Guardian Cities investigation has shown.

Housing secretary says independent inspectors will take over and decide where new houses are placed

Councils could be given the power to refuse planning permission to developers who build out housing sites too slowly, Theresa May will warn today.

Theresa May’s new warning to developers that they could be punished for not building enough houses has already received criticism from members of her own party.

PM to criticise focus on profits rather than homes built as she aims to rewrite rules on planning

We are in the depths of the worst housing crisis since the Second World War, but there is a solution

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