Monthly Archives: October 2019

Goldsmith Street – Norwich | RIBA Stirling Prize Award winning

11th October, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Norwich City Council has a strong tradition of housebuilding and is committed to improving environmental standards. In an era characterised by limited funds, stock transfers and land sales, and following Government changes to Housing Revenue Account financing in 2012, the council took the unusual step of developing new properties itself, engaging architects through a RIBA ...

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Improving access to social housing

10th October, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

In their One City Plan, Bristol City Council (BCC) has a stated ambition to reduce the rate of empty properties across Bristol and to improve the waiting time for social housing for vulnerable residents. In March 2019, BCC engaged 4OC to help their Housing teams to meet these objectives. 4OC were commissioned to conduct a ...

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Housing Innovation – Bristol City Council

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Re-imagining better ways to live in our cities Bristol City Council is making sites available across the city to test and deliver innovative and affordable housing solutions over the next five years, in a bid to find new ways to tackle a housing crisis. As part of the city’s Housing Festival – a five year ...

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Love Your Street Project – Hull City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Love Your Street aims to improve environmental and housing standards across six inner city wards with the highest proportion of migrant populations. Issues such as littering, fly-tipping and poor waste containment exist across all areas of the city to varying extents. However, the problems are most acute and are most regularly reported and addressed as ...

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Beyond Asset Transfer – Newcastle City Council

12th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Newcastle City Council has been supporting the asset transfer of community buildings since 2013. For some organisations, asset transfer has opened up new and exciting opportunities, whilst others have considered the option but have decided not to pursue asset transfer due to governance and / or financial capacity. Asset Transfer – Beyond Asset Transfer April ...

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Housing Commission on Community-Led Housing – Croydon Council

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

In January 2018, the Housing Commission on Community-Led Housing published its report, ‘Community-Led Housing: a Key Role for Local Authorities’. Set up by CCIN as a policy lab and led by Croydon Council, the Commission’s practical approach is aimed at promoting good practice and innovation to enable councils to work with communities to generate more ...

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Adopting a ‘top down meets bottom up’ approach to develop co-operative housing in England – Redditch Borough Council

10th November, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Redditch is a former new town in the West Midlands.  Within commuting distance of Birmingham, it combines areas of affluence with pockets of deprivation and unemployment. With a long tradition of successfully managed council housing, Redditch Borough Council’s (RBC’s) preferred option had always been to provide social housing through its own housing stock.  As that ...

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Working with CLH to engage communities in neighbourhood regeneration – Liverpool City Council

10th November, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Liverpool City Council (LCC) is an urban authority where low demand has contributed to housing market failure. Recent population growth is beginning to stabilise the market. LCC considers that Community-Led Housing supports its strategic priorities by increasing choice, creating more sustainable neighbourhoods and reducing vacancy rates. It also improves the environment and enhances equality and ...

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Supporting Community-Led Housing as part of a mixed-market approach – Lewisham Council

10th November, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Lewisham Council (LC) is an urban authority with high housing demand and rising homelessness. There is a lack of affordable housing with house prices and private sector rents both rising. LC sees community-led models as part of a wider-mixed market approach. It committed in its housing strategy 2015-20 to support community-led development and is now ...

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A local authority working with a Community-Led Housing sector that plans to scale up – Leeds City Council

10th November, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Leeds Metropolitan District is an urban area enjoying relative economic growth. While there is a shortage of affordable housing to rent and buy, the number of affordable housing completions achieved in Leeds in 2016/17 was the highest in many years. Leeds City Council (LCC) has a track record of supporting Community-Led Housing. Local CLH initiatives ...

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Working with CLH organisations to deliver urban regeneration – Hull City Council

10th November, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Hull is an area of low housing demand, with high levels of empty homes in concentrated areas of the city, as well as low wages and high unemployment. The council’s strategic vision and investment, combined with the local knowledge and social value of the Community-Led Housing groups, returned 576 empty homes to use in 2012-15 ...

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End to end support for CLH – East Cambridgeshire District Council

10th November, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Making Community-Led Housing a local authority corporate priority can transform the scale of activity by adopting an end to end approach to promote community-led development – from policy through developing in-house expertise, sharing good practice across groups to establishing a development company. East Cambridgeshire DC (ECDC) is a rural authority with high housing demand. Proximity ...

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Adopting a ‘top-down meets bottom up’ approach to develop co-operative housing in Wales – Carmarthenshire County Council

10th November, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Carmarthenshire County Council (CCC) decided to take part in the Welsh Government initiative to test how a co-operative housing scheme could provide homes for local people. The Old Oak Housing Co-operative was initiated by CCC as a pilot scheme. The Council received advice from the Welsh Co-operative Centre and capital subsidy from the Welsh Government. ...

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CLH as a delivery route that contributes to ambitious housing targets – Bristol City Council

10th November, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Bristol City Council (BCC) believes that decent affordable homes are the foundation of a successful city and the most effective way of addressing inequalities. It supports CLH because it gives residents the opportunity to get involved in addressing local housing needs and assisting the council to bring forward new market and affordable housing schemes. The ...

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