Accepting recommendations put forward by an independent review, the Government will be assessing the role that councils can play in boosting housing supply, including seeing them become ‘housing delivery enablers’.
A specialist website, www.housebuildingcareers.org.uk has been launched to showcase the range of jobs involved in the development of new homes and communities.
The Government has announced a new scheme to boost housebuilding – the Starter Home Initiative – that will offer first-time buyers aged under 40 a 20% discount on new build homes.
A shortlist of 29 areas outside London have been announced by the Government, as part of its plans to create Housing Zones for new build growth.
Proof of the international reputation of UK construction, a new project to build English-style mansions and apartments in Oman has been announced. Worth £300m, the project is a joint venture between British property developer Consero and the Al Raid group, an Omani investment business with close ties to the nation’s royal famil... Read more