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Advice: Supporting community led housing

Community land trusts could play an important role in providing affordable housing in urban areas but sites need to be identified and offered to them at below market prices, finds Ben Kochan.


Review: Housing development on a former industrial site

The saw-tooth roof profile gives an east London scheme a clear identity and references the site's industrial past, which is reflected throughout the development, finds Brendan Kilpatrick.

Advice: Using housing development to revive the high street

There are benefits to bringing new housing development to the high street, as long as proposals consider the local context and demands, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Barratt pauses recruitment and slows site openings

Top housebuilder sets out impacts of economic uncertainty on activity in trading update and says full-year completions could drop if spring buying patterns fail to materialise.

Review: Creating a city neighbourhood at scale

The first two phases of Middlewood Locks successfully create a middle-rise neighbourhood among the new tower blocks around Salford and Manchester city centre, finds Murray Graham.

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