The Welsh government has agreed a £5.5m deal for a major affordable housing development on Swansea's growing waterfront which will feature an array of one- and two-bedroom homes, as well as 27 four-bedroom family properties, with building due to start in 2016.
This week's Q&A session with a senior figure in the UK housing industry sees Marc Da Silva talking to Vicky Savage, group development director of Network Housing Group.
Where is your firm offering new homes? As a group we operate in 26 London boroughs and in Hertfordshire. We are constantly seeking new land opportunities.
More than 700 affordable homes are to be constructed across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire after Wrekin Housing Trust was awarded £20m government funding. Out of 730 homes, the trust said 714 would be affordable and the remaining 16 will be shared ownership properties.
Jephson Housing Association is providing 32 new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership in Catshill village, near Bromsgrove. The properties are a mixture of one- and two-bedroom flats and two- and three-bedroom houses. They will be completed in phases, with the first due to be finished in October, and the entire development by the end of 2015.
A total of 160 affordable housing providers across England are set to benefit from £886m of affordable homes funding, according to initial allocations published by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
A total of 43,821 new affordable homes will be delivered across 2,697 schemes between 2015 and 2018 making a significant initial contribution to the government's ambition of delivering 165,000 new affordable homes by March 2018, while supporting overall housing supply and local economic growth.
Marc Da Silva takes his regular look around the affordable homes sector in the UK and brings news of new schemes coming on line in Gloucestershire, London, Lancashire, County Durham, Lincolnshire and Shropshire.
An application for 22 affordable homes at Fortey House in the small Cotswold market town of Northleach in Gloucestershire has been approved by Cotswold District Council's planning committee. The abandoned Fortey House on Fortey Road is to be converted into 22 affordable homes with associated access, car parking and landscaping.
Marc Da Silva takes his weekly look at the affordable homes sector and brings news of developments in Suffolk, Cornwall, Lancashire, Dorset, Cumbria and Northumberland.
Demolition has begun on the site of an old snooker and bowls club on Chalkstone Way in Haverhill to make way for the construction of 21 new affordable homes, to be developed by Havebury Housing Partnership. There will be 13 two-bedroom flats, a single one-bedroom flat, six three-bedroom houses and one four-bedroom house.
Shelter is calling on the government to do more to help first-time buyers gain a foot on the housing ladder after research found that four in five properties for sale in England are now unaffordable for the average working family looking to purchase their first property.
The number of new affordable homes started in England in 2013-14 increased by 15% to 41,654 compared with the previous year, according to Housing Minister Kris Hopkins. Citing data compiled by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Hopkins said the figures brought the number of affordable homes delivered since 2010 to "nearly 200,000".