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New Garden Villages Announced

A new set of Garden Communities was announced by MHCLG on 27th June 2019, with the potential to deliver 73,554 homes. 19 new garden villages will be developed. Each of the projects will be given £150,000 to progress planning applications and specialist reports needed...

Homes for NHS Staff Toolkit

NHSI’s Homes for Staff policy, overview and guidance, which was supported by OPE funding has recently been published. The toolkit sets out government policy and the support to deliver it. The policy relates to NHS estate owners disposing of surplus land, where...

Community Housing Fund is still open to bids

In July 2018 Homes England published the prospectus that provides guidance for bidders to the £163 million that the government has made available across England through the Community Housing Fund. The Fund aims to support an increase in housing supply in England by...

Phytosensor – A toolkit for Reducing Pollution

The Citizen Sense Research Group's Tool for Using Plants to Reduce Air Pollution The Citizen Sense Research Group based at Goldsmiths, University of London have developed the Phytosensor tool kit with the aim of reducing air pollution by utilising plants and other...

Housing Infrastructure Fund Awards

£866 million to be investment in local housing projects. On Thursday 1st February, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that 133 council-led projects across the country will receive funding to support local work that will make housing...

Sitematch london 2017

SiteMatch London 2018 to take place on 8th February  An annual event free to public sector attendees, Sitematch London has been described as a day-long  event that 'arranges one-on-one ‘speed-dating’ meetings between local authorities and developers, investors and...