Four key planning applications have been agreed by Manchester’s planning committee this week (29 July) - representing an exciting next phase of regeneration in Ancoats & News Islington.
Over the past few years, Manchester City Council’s Homelessness service has responded to exponentially growing need and, more recently, the challenges of the pandemic.
Since 2016, Nearly 4,000 affordable homes have either been completed or are in the pipeline for the north and east of the city – including 1,081 social rented homes.
A consulting and contracting team has been assembled to deliver key infrastructure works that will unlock the early residential development potential within the Victoria North regeneration area.
A review that will look at how all aspects of housing is managed in Manchester will be undertaken over the next six months to better react to local issues – including affordability and sustainability
The joint venture between Manchester City Council and FEC has received planning approval for the first phase of its Collyhurst regeneration plans – part of Manchester’s £4bn Victoria North project.
A public consultation has begun today (21 June) that will ask residents their opinion on the proposed expansion of Selective Licensing to four new areas of the city – covering more than 1,400 homes.
A planning application has gone in for new social housing on Silk Street, Newton Heath, bringing a long-term brownfield site back into use.
Plans have been submitted this week by Manchester City Council and Far East Consortium (FEC) to build 30 brand new homes for social rent as part of wider regeneration plans in the Collyhurst area.
Louise Wyman who has held the post for the last year has announced that she will leave Manchester City Council at the end of April.
The second tranche of the Brownfield Housing Fund (BHF) - via GMCA - will include five new homes sites in Manchester, representing a significant affordable homes investment in the city.
69 new low carbon homes will be built on Silk Street in Newton Heath bringing a long-term brownfield site back into use.
Proposals to deliver the UK’s first purpose built and co-produced LGBT+ older person’s housing scheme are moving forward as Anchor Hanover has been chosen as preferred partner to deliver the scheme.
The City Council and housing provider One Manchester have successfully bid for £3.12m from the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation fund to retrofit 164 social homes to low carbon standards.
Brand new accommodation to support families who have become homeless is opening this week in south Manchester.
The Brunswick Village Extra Care scheme will include 60 new social rent homes for older people - and the first residents will begin moving in next month.
The next phase of consultation as part of the Northern Gateway project has begun urging local people to help guide the investment to deliver 30 new social homes in South Collyhurst.
Four partially collapsed homes will be cleared on Walmer Street in Abbey Hey after a sink hole opened in the road during the recent Storm Christoph.
A public consultation has begun today (Wednesday 20 January) that will ask for opinion around extending Selective Licensing to four new locations in the city – around 1,402 private sector homes.
Northwards Housing will be brought back into City Council oversight following a recent consultation with tenants and leaseholders.
Development of six sites aims to deliver 400 homes for a range of tenures, space for local businesses and community activities, improved open spaces, and a pioneering sustainable urban mobility hub.
Kevin Lowry has been named the Director of Housing at the Council following a year filling the position in an interim capacity.
The way social homes are allocated to residents on the housing register has changed to make sure the system supports those who need a new home most.
Manchester City Council has successfully bid for government funding, which will help to secure accommodation for some of the most vulnerable people currently homeless in the city.
A further round of consultation has begun with local people and organisations on the Northern Gateway proposals for Collyhurst, before final plans for the first phase of new development are drawn up.
The Council’s executive will be asked to approve consultation around extending Selective Licensing schemes to up to 12 new locations in the city - around 2,500 homes.
A report detailing the city’s response to fire safety following the Grenfell tower fire will be heard by the Council’s neighbourhood and environment scrutiny committee next week (Wednesday 2 September
A report detailing the progress on the landmark Northern Gateway project will be heard by the Council’s Executive this week (Weds 29 July).
A report outlining the intention to establish a new housing company that will accelerate the delivery of affordable housing in the city will be considered by the Council’s executive committee.
Manchester City Council have signed the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) Building Safety Pledge.
Land on Oldham Road, Newton Heath will be transferred to the housing provider to deliver 139 high quality homes - and half will be made available for social rent.
A report that sets out the opportunity to create a new housing development and management company to accelerate affordable homes building will be heard by the Council’s executive committee.
An empty home refurbishment partnership that will transform empty properties for affordable home ownership for first time buyers has been approved by the Council’s executive.
The overarching plan that sets out the key guidelines for all development across the city will be reviewed - and the first eight week consultation is underway.
As the Northern Gateway project moves forward, local people are urged to be part of the conversation to develop new homes as part of the transformational development of Collyhurst.
Manchester City Council has been named as one of the first local authority ‘early adopters’ of the Hackitt Review’s recommendations for building safety.
The 1919 Addison Act sparked the first major wave of social housing in the UK. 100 years on, a new exhibition celebrates the home building that housed generations of Manchester people.
A range of recommendations around the Council’s social housing allocation policy will be scrutinised this week (Weds, 6 November).
A report will be heard by the Council’s executive this week (Weds 16 October) to agree the disposal of land in east Manchester to housing provider One Manchester to be used for new social housing.
A full planning application has been submitted to Manchester City Council for the new integrated health and community hub planned for Gorton.
Environmentally friendly technologies will be at the heart of the new development
Manchester City Council is undertaking a major renovation project to improve its stock of shared housing for people who are homeless.
A report to the Council’s Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee on 1 March 2018 has updated councillors on the extensive work going on to deliver thousands of affordable homes in Manchester.
A special Manchester Town Hall Open Day - giving people a last chance to explore the iconic building before its temporary closure - has been announced for Sunday 14 January 2018.
Manchester has strengthened its approach to tackling homelessness but will need to ramp up its work even further to address the challenges of forthcoming welfare and legislative changes.
An extra care housing scheme which provides a temporary home for people who are fit to leave hospital but aren’t ready for full independence in their own homes is being launched in Wythenshawe.
Plans have been announced to transform an empty former residential care home in Manchester into a 38-bed homelessness prevention centre.
The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has been announced today by Manchester City Council.
Five months on from the launch of Manchester’s Homelessness Charter, organisers marked World Homeless Day (10 October) by highlighting what they have achieved since May and to appeal for more people and organisations to get involved.
A landlord has been ordered to pay almost £114,000 for breaking management regulations.
Manchester City Council has been shortlisted for the UK Housing Awards 2016 in the Outstanding Local Authority of the Year category.
Landlords, letting agents and management companies working with private rented sector properties are required by law to sign up to a government approved scheme to ensure quality in the sector – or face a fine of up to £5,000.
Manchester City Council’s executive is set to approve an additional four sites for the development of Extra Care Retirement Housing across the city at a meeting next week.
Manchester City Council and the city’s registered housing providers have signed an agreement that will help provide additional support to Manchester’s residents.
A citywide charter on homelessness is to be developed by organisations working with homeless people including the voluntary sector, street charities, faith groups, health, GMP and Manchester City Council in the run up to World Homeless Day on Saturday 10 October.
A project to develop a veterans’ community by bringing empty homes back in to use in east Manchester is calling for construction firms to offer their support.
Private landlords, letting and managing agents and tenants across Manchester are being asked to sign a pledge that makes a commitment to making private renting better in the city.