85% of new homes in England and Wales received an EPC rating of A or B between April and June 2021, government figures have revealed.
Leaders made the admission at the Green Communities Summit, the sector’s first discussion of how to hit the UK’s 2050 net zero target.
Andy Burnham, Andy Street and Steve Rotheram have urged the government to continue funding Housing First pilot projects in their regions.
The £3.7m Respite Rooms Trial Programme will fund accommodation and support for rough sleepers who have experienced violence and abuse.
The Future Homes Delivery Plan has been agreed by the Future Homes Task Force, made up of leading figures from across the housing sector.
Spending an extra £82m a year on top of existing commitments will be key to ending rough sleeping by 2024, says the Kerslake Commission.
Recent changes to PDRs appear to “fatally undermine” councils’ ability to shape their communities, the HCLG Committee has warned.
The announcement, made during the second reading of the Building Safety Bill, has been cautiously welcomed by leaseholders.
The changes place greater emphasis on quality design and aim to give local communities a greater say in planning decisions.
234 new homes will be built on a brownfield site on Fountain Lane in Oldbury, 49% of which will be made available for affordable tenures.