Council targets to meet local need missed in many areas New research from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), released today, shows a growing crisis of affordable housing provision in many rural areas. Using Government data, the research indicates that the proportion of affordable homes being provided by non-metropolitan […]

Developers renege on affordable homes as countryside faces housing crisis

Developers set to invest over £1 million to bring landmark building back to life. Merseyside based Luxor Group has purchased one of St Helens’ most iconic buildings, which once housed independent department store Tyrers. The developers have exciting plans for the five-storey building on Bridge Street which include creating a […]

Luxor Group buys former Tyrers department store in St Helens

Communities Secretary launches £26 million fund for housebuilders to demonstrate the range of high quality homes for first-time buyers. Communities Secretary Greg Clark today (10 August 2015) gave a boost to the government’s starter homes initiative by launching a £26 million fund for housebuilders to demonstrate a range of high quality homes […]

Greg Clark gives starter home boost to first-time buyers

CPRE paper finds nine largest housing developers have 314,000 housing plots in strategic land banks A new research paper from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), published today, argues that giving local authorities greater powers could greatly increase the number of suitable housing sites being brought forward for development. […]

Enhancing local authority powers can rebalance housebuilding sector, say countryside ...