Three years after Grenfell, the government has at last published wide-ranging proposals to empower tenants in social housing and to strengthen regulation. Will the Charter for Social Housing Residents lead to landlords being scrutinised more effectively?
Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.
A few weeks on from its announcement, it is timely to reflect on the Budget’s implications for the key issue of housing supply. This briefing summarises the main housing provisions which feature significant expenditure proposals, especially for social housing with increased emphasis on new-build, along with new measures to promote “affordable” housing.
The latest revision of the NPF is to be laid before parliament in 2021. Scottish Government issued a ‘call for ideas’ in early 2020 to stimulate debate around the plan which aims to shape the future of planning in Scotland.
Achieving carbon neutrality in the UK and Scotland within the next twenty to thirty years requires innovation throughout the housing system. This paper examines innovation impacts in embodied, operational and land-based emissions, and explores routes to make yesterday’s innovations tomorrow’s ‘business as usual’.
The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) is responsible for overseeing the delivery of effective planning services to the public and reporting on its findings to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage as well as the Houses of the Oireachtas.
What effect will the latest lockdown in England have on evictions, rough sleeping and other housing issues? This month’s housing and planning roundup focuses on Covid-19 but also includes news about Grenfell, the Housing Ombudsman and neighbourhood plans.
We examine here new government-commissioned independent research into the effectiveness of neighbourhood planning, and assesses possible changes to the practice as a result of the Planning for the Future White Paper.
Initially seen as part of the welfare code, rental assistance has evolved to become a major component of social housing support – a development not without critics, as highlighted during the last general election. But perhaps now is a good time to look again at rental assistance and consider its possible contribution to housing policy in…
As the pandemic reduces travel and commuting and people look to their local areas to fulfil needs, the traditional structures of urban areas are called into question. Using case studies, this briefing examines the idea of the 20-minute neighbourhood.