Carlisle City Council has commissioned two studies to inform its masterplan for the 10,000-home garden village following its successful bid for funding from the government as part of the national designations for the new growth areas this month.
The Department for Communities & Local Government has allocated £5m to councils across the country to tackle rogue landlords, with eight local authorities in the North West receiving a share.
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling was among the senior figures calling for a radical policy shift in housing at the RESI conference, held this week at Celtic Manor.
New figures highlighted by the charity reveal that 536 families in the North West are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, a 22% rise on the same time last year. Shelter warned that the combination of welfare cuts and...