Tag : Housing Features
Experts warn grant funding will remain important if housing targets are to be met
A focus on regulation and minor adjustments will not help councils build at required scale
The brownfield register offers great potential for identifying viable sites to build homes, but its implementation has been patchy
The new legislation presents challenges and opportunities to boost collaboration between public and private partners
More than a third of councils actively investing in revenue raising property since 2010 own land or buildings outside their area, LGC research has found.
LGC has conducted extensive research into the growing trend for councils to invest in property to generate additional income to fund services. In total 265 of England’s 354 local authorities responded to a freedom of information request. Of these 94 said that since 2010 they had invested in property specifically to generate an income. Details of these councils’ investments are shown on the map. The key below provides further information.
Exclusive LGC research provides the most comprehensive picture to date of the scale of austerity-driven property investments by local government
Experts question government’s standardised methodology for housing need
Major doubts expressed by council chief executives and senior officers that Homelessness Reduction Act will have the desired impact
LGC analysis has uncovered huge growth in the numbers of households being placed in temporary accommodation outside of London. Click on the map to see individual council data.