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Analysis: Slow going for UK housing in 2017

Analysis: Slow going for UK housing in 2017

Minimal house price growth is predicted for the year ahead, and that could put hopes of increasing housebuilding numbers on hold, Josephine Smit finds.

 

Need to know: Deals continue in build to rent

Need to know: Deals continue in build to rent

Build to rent is ending 2016 on a high as December has seen a flurry of activity from government and developers in the evolving sector.

Need to know: Peabody and Family Mosaic next to merge

Need to know: Peabody and Family Mosaic next to merge

Housing association mega-mergers continue with Peabody and Family Mosaic set to unite, as L&Q and East Thames plan for their merged group to deliver 100,000 homes.

Need to know: London mayor overhauls affordable housing delivery

Need to know: London mayor overhauls affordable housing delivery

New funding document and draft supplementary planning guidance set out routemap aimed at delivering 90,000 affordable homes by 2021.

Advice: Promoting joint ventures to develop council owned sites

Advice: Promoting joint ventures to develop council owned sites

Local authorities looking to maximise benefits from land holdings by entering joint ventures with developers need to put together an attractive offer, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Autumn Statement gives £3.7 billion boost to housing

Need to know: Autumn Statement gives £3.7 billion boost to housing

Chancellor Philip Hammond announces support for private and affordable housebuilding, and moves are welcomed by industry.

Need to know: Barking & Dagenham to set up regeneration company

Need to know: Barking & Dagenham to set up regeneration company

The council owned company has its sights set on capturing the benefits of development and could deliver more than 35,000 homes.

Advice: Creating live/work units

Advice: Creating live/work units

Live/work units are growing in popularity as increasing numbers of people work from home, but they need to be flexible to allow occupiers to fit space to their needs, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Leicester signs Keepmoat for Waterside regeneration

Need to know: Leicester signs Keepmoat for Waterside regeneration

The city council's partnership with the regeneration specialist will drive redevelopment of derelict industrial land.

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