Ciaran is a news reporter at Property Week.
Quintain and FORE Partnership sign up to new Healthy Homes Checklist
Ekkist, wellbeing consultancy for the built environment, has launched a new Healthy Homes Checklist, with developers Quintain and FORE Partnership among the first to sign up.
Bristol BTR supply 17,000 units short of 2040 target, says Gerald Eve
Supply in Bristol’s build-to-rent (BTR) market could fall 17,300 units short of 2040 targets due to failure to bring land forward, according to Gerald Eve.
Wavensmere Homes strikes deal for Derby development plot
Birmingham-based housebuilder Wavensmere Homes have made a deal with Wilson Bowden Developments for one of the final plots of land within the revitalised Cathedral Quarter in Derby.
Gove unlikely to back down on beauty
Planning experts believe housing secretary Michael Gove is likely to retain his stance that housing schemes should be “beautiful”, despite news he could rethink his rejection of a Berkeley Homes scheme in Kent on aesthetic grounds.
Clarion halts work on 15 schemes due to second-staircase policy
Housing association Clarion Housing Group has paused work on 15 of its UK residential schemes, equating to around 2,000 affordable homes, because of new fire safety regulations.
Labour Party manifesto gives some hope to property sector
Draft manifesto shows party is focused on housing, planning and the green belt ahead of general election
Edinburgh makes £2bn agreement for resi development
The City of Edinburgh Council has signed an agreement with developer West Town Edinburgh to bring forward a £2bn residential development in the city.
Rockwell plans 269-home luxury London riverside scheme
London-based mixed-use developer Rockwell has revealed plans for a 269-home luxury river-front development in Hammersmith & Fulham.
Moda unveils plans for £41m Glasgow resi scheme
Single-family rental operator Casa by Moda, part of Moda Living, has unveiled plans for a new £41m residential neighbourhood in Glasgow.
Gove on warpath over slow planning
Planning experts have argued that 10 local authorities deemed to be underperfoming and at risk of having their planning powers taken away are “underfunded” and will struggle to meet improvement deadlines set by housing secretary Michael Gove.
Renters’ Reform Bill may introduce new risks for tenants
Residential industry experts have warned that the Renters’ Reform Bill published today could result in private landlords selling their properties and may make it more difficult for low-income renters to secure tenancies.
Modular housing still set fair despite L&G factory closure
While firm pulls the plug on its modular factory, others in the sector are attracting interest from investors
Q&A: Peter Denton on Homes England’s five-point strategy
The chief executive of the government body on how it will implement the plan and what it hopes to achieve
Average rent outside London surpasses £1,000 for first time
The average monthly cost of rent for residential properties outside London has passed £1,000 for the first time, according to Hamptons’ monthly lettings index.
Guy Hands loses judicial review to MoD
The High Court has ruled in favour of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) following a legal battle with Annington Homes over its bid to reclaim an £8bn residential portfolio.
Construction paused for Romford resi development
The joint venture between Havering Council and Wates Residential has confirmed construction of a residential scheme in Romford has been “paused”, due to new fire safety regulations.
Raft of planning authorities at risk of going into special measures
Housing secretary Michael Gove has written open letters to 10 local planning authorities warning them that their underperformance puts them at risk of having to refer major applications for planning permission and reserved matters consent directly to him.
Government U-turns on plans to abolish “feudal” leasehold system
Rishi Sunak is reportedly set to abandon plans to abolish what housing secretary Michael Gove called the “feudal” leasehold system in England and Wales, just four months after the proposal was announced.
Q&A: SPPARC’s Trevor Morriss on the challenges resi designers face
The architecture firm’s principal on working with developers and overcoming hurdles in the planning system.
Second staircase doubts risk delay or cancellation for 123,000 London homes
Over 123,000 London homes are at risk of being “delayed or mothballed” due to lack of clarity around Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s second staircase policy, according to research by property consultant Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and estate agent Connells.