Housing and planning

How can local authorities create healthy, sustainable neighbourhoods and ensure that there are enough high-quality homes for people?

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Densification and its objectors in Johannesburg

What are the reasons and objectives behind the drive for densification in South African cities generally and Johannesburg specifically? This briefing describes the policies to achieve densification in the city, why they have engendered animosity from resident groups and how the city is handling these objections.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing
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Cork City Council: A Month in the Life

This month we're looking at the achievements and innovations of Cork City Council from the past month.

Global, Ireland Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up July 2019

This month's round-up includes private renting licensing, stats on planning applications and right to buy sales. The big issue is housebuilding.

Scotland Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up July 2019

This month’s round-up includes private renting licensing, stats on planning applications, right to buy sales, and the latest consultations. The big issue is housebuilding.

England & Wales Briefing
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Recent ONS place-based statistics and intelligence

This briefing provides an overview of selected recent ONS releases of place-based statistics at local authority level – especially population estimates and forecasts, labour market, household income, housing, productivity, and electoral statistics. It highlights the importance to local authorities of analysing what they tell us.

England & Wales Briefing
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Swift Read: Help to Buy – The National Audit Office view

A review of help to buy published by the NAO notes that, by 2023, the government will have invested up to £29 billion in the scheme, making it the most expensive government housing initiative. It will have potentially supported about 462,000 property purchases. But does it represent value for money?

England & Wales Briefing

Local leadership shows the way on homelessness

Piali Das Gupta was one of the Commissioners on the LGiU Homelessness Commission; following the publication last week of the final report and recommendations by the Commission she tells us about that experience.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog