Registered housing provider A2 Dominion left front door to homes on busy street open and broken for weeks

Door broken and on floor.

Social housing tenants in a block of eight flats on busy Mortimer Street in the West End ward were left without a front door for weeks on end as registered housing provider A2 Dominion "waited for a quote" to carry out the repair. The street door to the block of social housing flats on a …

Number of council homes grabbed by private landlords revealed

Front cover of Inside Housing magazine.

The extent of former council homes sold under Margaret Thatcher's Right to Buy policy and which are now owned as buy-to-let has been revealed by research published this week. Inside Housing magazine has published details of the number of former council homes now being let by private landlords, after analysing statistics from two-thirds of councils …

Camden’s planners appear to have given up on this legal agreement

Former Strand Union Workhouse.

Next Thursday Camden's planning officers will try to persuade councillors to approve plans to redevelop a disused hospital building in Fitzrovia, but without the developer honouring a legal agreement to build the full amount of social rented homes on the site. UCLH Charity which owns the derelict Middlesex Hospital Annex in Cleveland Street wants the …

Camden and Westminster want to relax requirements for affordable housing in Fitzrovia

Scaffolding worker on site.

The prospects for securing any further affordable housing in Fitzrovia appear to be narrowing as both Camden and Westminster want to change their statutory planning guidance in favour of major developers. It is in the interests of developers to reduce the amount spent on affordable housing to an absolute minimum and many commission confidential ‘viability …

Camden Council forced into u-turn on amendment to affordable housing guidance

Road sign: Euston Road, Camden, NW1.

A barrage of objections from community groups has forced Camden Council's planners to ditch proposals which would allow money raised from property development in south Camden to be spent elsewhere. The proposals would have meant payments in lieu for social housing raised through s106 agreements from construction projects in the three southern wards  — Bloomsbury, Holborn & Covent Garden, …

Westminster council to decide on plans for 105 flats with no social housing

End of building.

A planning committee headed by the deputy leader of Westminster City Council is due to decide on Tuesday if a development of 105 apartments in Fitzrovia can go ahead despite the scheme providing no social housing, and in the face of criticism that the council is not being open about its own interest in the …

UCLH wants to rip up s106 agreement to provide social housing on workhouse site

By News Reporters UCLH NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to remove a section 106 agreement to provide social housing on the site of the former Strand Union Workhouse on Cleveland Street. UCLH say the obligation to provide the housing together with the recent heritage listing of part of the former workhouse is "blocking development and …