Monthly Archives: April 2018

Beyond Asset Transfer – Newcastle City Council

12th April, 2018 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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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A local authority working with a Community-Led Housing sector that plans to scale up – Leeds City Council

10th November, 2017 / 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 / 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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