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Labour proposes £4bn a year for affordable homes


Labour has unveiled its housing proposals to build a million “genuinely affordable” homes over a decade should they come into power.

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Councils spend £3.8bn on commercial property in five years


Councils spent £3.8bn on commercial property between 2013 and 2017, according to a new report by retail membership body Revo and consultancy Carter Jonas.

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Moda and Apache accelerate Edinburgh regeneration plans


Moda and joint venture partner Apache Capital have submitted plans for over 200 homes in Edinburgh City centre as part of a wider regeneration project.


Green light for new Derry transport hub


Translink’s plan to redevelop Waterside Train Station as a Multi Modal Transport Hub has received a recommendation to approve, ahead of the final decision by Derry & Strabane District Council on Wednesday (April 11).

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As sale of Collective Old Oak falters, will co-living too?


The Collective’s decision to appoint JLL and Savills to review options for its Old Oak scheme – after the sale to Newham Council’s Red Door Ventures was thrown into doubt by the election of Newham’s new mayor Rokhsana Fiaz – raises important questions for the market.


Whitbread gets green light for Farringdon scheme


Whitbread and Endurance Land have secured planning permission to develop a mixed-use scheme including a 180-room hub by Premier Inn hotel in Farringdon, London.

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Government Property Agency launches


The Government Property Agency, which will take over management of much of the government’s estate, was officially launched on 1 April as an executive agency of the Cabinet Office.

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CBRE and Cushman reveal gender pay gap figures


CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield have both published their gender pay gap figures.

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Secretary of State signs off Dunsfold Park development


Dunsfold Park’s planning application to build 1,800 homes at the Dunsfold Aerodrome has been approved having been called in by the secretary of state for housing, Sajid Javid.

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Get Living unveils plans for £180m Leeds BTR scheme


Build-to-rent operator Get Living has unveiled plans for a £180m BTR scheme on a five-acre site at Globe Road in Leeds.

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