New Housing Information Hub
Homes England has announced a new national index of professional housing resources.
The Housing Information Hub, now available on www.gov.uk will support the sector by providing direct access to over 300 sources of guidance, information and tools relating to homebuilding, placemaking and regeneration.
Developed by Homes England’s Local Government Capacity Centre, the Housing Information Hub has is one of a series of new initiatives designed in collaboration with local authorities and other indutry professionals and partners to respond the needs and questions of the sector.
Resources are split into five key areas:
*Financing homebuilding and regeneration – information on economic appraisals, financial viability, cost estimation, funding, delivery mechanisms, the Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System and procurement
*Leading homebuilding and regeneration – information on community engagement, governance, programme and project management, and resources and risk management
*Building healthy places – information on design, infrastructure, construction management, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and self and custom-build
*Using land for homebuilding and regeneration – information on identifying land, land acquisition, brownfield land, land disposal, due diligence, feasibility and partnership working
*Planning for homebuilding and regeneration – information on masterplanning, local planning, planning conditions, environment and sustainability, garden towns and villages, estate regeneration and housing tenures
Mike Palin, executive director, markets, partners and places at Homes England, said:
“The Housing Information Hub is an excellent route map and ‘one stop shop’ for advice and guidance for local authorities, developers, other professionals and individuals wanting to deliver quality places.
“In my local government career, including roles as CEO, I know that the Housing Information Hub would have transformed my ability to support the delivery of housing and regeneration and I look forward to sharing this resource to support authorities, their partners and other stakeholders.”