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Need to know: Housing association gains backing to build 2000 homes

Need to know: Housing association gains backing to build 2000 homes

Affordable housing provider Shepherds Bush Housing Group has secured a £190 million funding package from three banks to support its ambitious building targets.

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Case study: Self build at scale in the capital

Case study: Self build at scale in the capital

A community group has won planning consent to create London's largest affordable self build housing scheme to date, and it has taken years of hard graft to get this far, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Passivhaus for an existing housing estate

Case study: Passivhaus for an existing housing estate

Low energy design principles have been adopted for the refurbishment of a 1960s Portsmouth housing estate, transforming living conditions for residents, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Delivering homes for local people in rural communities

Case study: Delivering homes for local people in rural communities

In a highly desirable Dorset location a community land trust and a housing provider have delivered homes that local people can afford, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Infill development with imagination

Case study: Infill development with imagination

Plans to develop six houses in south London demonstrate the challenges of bringing through small infill sites, and their potential, Josephine Smit finds.


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Opinion: Measuring social impact

Opinion: Measuring social impact

If we could reliably identify and measure the social impact of regeneration, we would almost certainly want to rethink how we go about placemaking, writes Chris Brown

Opinion: Pressure on park homes

Opinion: Pressure on park homes

A long established community of park homes in Berkshire has become the focus for a planning conflict that raises questions about homeowner rights, says Michael Hardware.

Opinion: Housing market needs new players and new models

Opinion: Housing market needs new players and new models

The spectre of weakening housebuilding output has been raised by the government's latest quarterly housebuilding figures, which show year-on-year falls in both housing starts and completions.

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