New Commission to boost council building

Housing Minister John Healey and the Local Government Association (LGA) have announced they are launching joint

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Cash for companies to start building smart cities

Eight companies and their collaborative partners have been given grants by the Department of Energy and Climate Change 

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Sustainable remediation framework for UK

The first ever authoritative framework highlighting the importance of incorporating sustainability issues right at the forefront

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LGA responds to Shelter research on housing

Responding to Shelter’s affordable homes league table, Cllr Gary Porter, chairman of the Local Government Association

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10,000 fewer planning applications in the system

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has confirmed further reforms to the planning system, removing around 10,000

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New head of design and sustainability for HCA

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed Jane Briginshaw as its new head of design and sustainability.

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Reconstructing the builders' rulebook to reduce bills

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has announced changes to the country’s building regulations

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Decrease in homelessness continues

New national statistics show that despite the tough economic times, the number of those accepted as homeless is down

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Service charge due? Check your bill

It’s that  time of year, with quarterly or half-yearly service charge demands falling due at flats across the country.

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Kickstart Round 2: 5000 new affordable homes

The Homes and Communities Agency has completed its assessment of the first tranche of schemes for a share

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Editor's Feature
John Alker
Head of Advocacy,
UK Green Building Council

Time and again studies show that one of the key barriers to the uptake of home energy efficiency and low carb...


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the relationship between poor housing and poor health outcomes are well documented. It is important ...
Green by name, green by nature
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CRC10 Programme
Once again, a great conference with some excellent speakers and a very well coreographed event.
The 80/80 challenge
Whilst I agree with the point made, with so many conflicting messages (e.g. AAA rated dishwashers us...
The 80/80 challenge
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