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Successful Banning Order against rogue landlord

Coventry City Council made an application to the First Tier Tribunal for a Banning Order against a rogue landlord who was convicted in July 2019 of a Banning Order offence prescribed by the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Building a new generation of council homes (Harrogate Borough Council)

Having a suite of homes that can be used on any site allows for much clearer understanding from all involved, whether it be the construction team or the team responsible for identifying sites and gaining planning permission.

Creating a Homelessness Network (London Borough of Enfield)

Local residents now receive better quality housing and money management advice from local community organisations and are confident to seek help earlier to prevent homelessness.

Releasing council-owned land for residential development (Wyre Borough Council)

The successful bid for Housing Advisers Programme funding allowed us to kick-start the whole disposal process for the only site owned by Wyre Borough Council which was suitable for housing development.

Greater Manchester councils and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

The Greater Manchester High Rise and Building Safety Task Force was set up in 2018. It provides a formal structure for joint working on fire risk in high-rise residential buildings between Greater Manchester’s 10 councils and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).

Development | Griffin Regeneration Area

The Griffin regeneration area in Blackburn is benefiting from £670,000 from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Land Release Fund, which is managed by the One Public Estate (OPE) programme, to carry out new highways access and land remediation work which will accelerate the release of land for 140 new family homes and help regenerate the local area.

Managing Accommodation Needs for Older People – Providing more choice of accommodation for the over 55s

To provide more choices of accommodation for our senior residents Central Bedfordshire Council developed a strategic vision to meet the accommodation needs of older people by building a substantial number of independent living apartments.

Haringey Council: supporting residents' housing needs

Ms Mohamoud is a resident living in the Haringey borough who was looking for support from Haringey Council to move her and her family into more suitable accommodation. Haringey Council moved quickly to ensure Ms Mohamoud and her family were moved into accommodation that suited her and her families needs. This is her story.

Investing in council house building - Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Council has been addressing a deficit in social housing by embarking on a project to increase the number of council properties available.