Crunch time as over 100 councils fail Housing Delivery Test

Mar 4, 2019

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By Daniel Fryd, Senior Consultant The results of the first MHCLG Housing Delivery Test – long touted as the mechanism that would hold councils to account for their failure to build new homes – were finally revealed in February. Over 100 councils will have to take action following the results

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Three key infrastructure projects to watch in 2019

Jan 31, 2019

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By Daniel Fryd, Account Director Ahead of Chelgate’s Breakfast Briefing on ‘Infrastructure-led Growth’ on 6th March, we take a look at three of the key infrastructure projects set to drive growth and change the shape of the country No earth will be moved, nor any bricks will be laid for

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Why building modular homes is Housing Minister’s NY resolution

Jan 3, 2019

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By Daniel Fryd, Senior Consultant Whatever your new year’s resolutions are, they are probably not as ambitious as Kit Malthouse’s. The Housing Minister, who will have served five months in the role next week, shared a New Year’s Day message on social media saying his number one new year’s resolution

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Homes growth slows as Local Plan deadline looms

Nov 30, 2018

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By Daniel Fryd, Senior Consultant The growth in the number of new homes in England has slowed significantly despite more than 222,000 homes being built in England last year. MHCLG statistics released earlier this month showed new home completions at their highest rate for 10 years, but the rate of

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TCPA proposes 13 steps to deliver truly affordable housing

Oct 31, 2018

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By Daniel Fryd, Senior Consultant Despite positive moves to get councils building, the planning system is failing to deliver affordable homes in the country’s poorest areas, a new TCPA report suggests. The responsibility for building affordable homes is now firmly in councils’ courts following the Prime Minister’s move to lift

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Letwin Lets Rip in Build Out Review

Oct 29, 2018

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By Daniel Fryd, Senior Consultant Somewhere in the middle of the Chancellor’s 95 minute Autumn Budget speech was a single line on the publication of Oliver Letwin MP’s ‘Independent Review of Build Out’ report. Developers, we are told, ‘do not engage in systematic land banking’. That’s it then. One year

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