In February, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced the results of its first Housing Delivery Test, which assessed whether local authorities across the country were delivering enough homes to meet demand.
Party members of all political colours and political anoraks alike would have looked on feeling a mixture of excitement, disappointment and confusion on Monday morning at the ‘Gang of 7’ or as they were known on social media, the #LabourSplitters, announced their resignation from the Labour party and the formation of the new Independent Group.
Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP recently visited Bristol to provide advice to members of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and discuss how central government can provide further support for new homes in the region, and help deliver the Minister’s mantra of “more, better, faster”.
In November 2018 Metropolitan and Thames Valley Housing (MTVH), with MPC as its communication advisor, became the first Housing Association to successfully navigate an estate regeneration ballot held under the new guidelines introduced by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
This week the review Chaired by the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford published its full report looking at the issues which need to be tackled in order to create the planning system that England will need from 2020 onwards.
This week our Associate Director in Chelmsford, Richard Parry, responded to an article in City Metric on whether brownfield land could offer a solution to the housing crisis. While not disagreeing with its author John Elledge, Richard offered some pertinent observations. The letter was published today and you can read it here…
In the run up to American mid-terms in November you would be forgiven for thinking that a ‘State of the City’ address would be more at home across the Atlantic as a catchy stump speech for Congressional and Senate hopefuls alike. However, much closer to home, this week Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees delivered his annual ‘State of the City’ address…