From starter homes to housing zones
WRITTEN BY LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
POSTED ON 1st March 2016
Starter Homes is a flagship government policy. Significant funding for local authorities was announced in the Chancellor’s budget on 16 March.
Local Partnerships have been working with DCLG and five local authorities in a pilot scheme to test how might be able to accelerate the delivery of starter homes. This project will help DCLG scope out the support needed. This will be translated into a programme that will be rolled out to all local authorities later this year.
FRESH FOCUS ON ASSET APPRAISAL FOR THE WIRRAL
Local Partnerships recently assisted the Wirral through an appraisal of their asset management and rationalisation of their office estate. This helped them improve their process for disposing of surplus property. We helped them work with other partners in the public sector to consider different approaches to asset management.
Building upon this piece of work, our new assignment is to help the Wirral with a housing zone bid. As part of this project, we will review their housing strategy to help them increase the number of homes built in the Wirral. Using a One Public Estate approach, we will help them take a strategic view of their asset management across the public sector. This will deliver reduced costs of managing the estate and reveal surplus property and assets, at least some of which will be freed up to delivery more housing.
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