£2.3 billion investment in infrastructure for new housing

The Housing Infrastructure Fund will help to fund vital physical infrastructure projects. A £2.3 billion fund which could unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand has been launched today (4 July 2017) by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid. Speaking in Birmingham at the LGA Conference today, the Communities Secretary will say that the investment will help … Read more

Cowboy builders rip off Merseyside consumers

Two Runcorn men duped elderly residents into paying upfront for building and glazing work, which they never carried out, Liverpool Crown Court heard. But because of a brain injury to a defendant, the judge’s sentencing powers for him were limited, despite some offences committed after the brain injury took place. In a case brought by Halton Borough Council, … Read more

£100 million boost for small housebuilders

Small builders to benefit from a £100 million cash boost to recognise and support their important role in keeping the country building. Small builders will benefit from a £100 million cash boost to recognise and support their important role in keeping the country building, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said today (6 July 2015). The Housing … Read more

Eric Pickles welcomes common sense guidance to clamp down on bin blight

New guidance urges house builders to avoid creating bin blight when designing new homes. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has welcomed new guidance urging house builders to avoid creating bin blight when designing new homes. The National House Building Council Foundation has called on architects and builders to reduce the visual impact of bins and waste … Read more

Empowering small- and medium-sized house builders will help to alleviate housing crisis

Small- and medium-sized house builders should have better access to finance and brownfield land to help tackle the housing crisis, concludes a new report by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). The report, ‘Increasing diversity in the house building sector’, argues that smaller house builders not only offer the ability to produce locally-focused and … Read more