Category: Housing

Council’s plan for building 27,000 homes

The south of the borough is earmarked for significant housing growth.  Click here to read more.

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Social rented housing built drops by 96 per cent

The number of social rented homes built by the government has fallen by a “disastrous” 96 per cent since the Conservatives took over, Labour warned today.  Click here to read more.

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Housing isn’t a crisis, but an emergency

National delegate conference backs a range of approaches to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in a passionate debate.  Click here to read more.

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Fire safety flaws at borough tower blocks

Almost half of council-owned tower blocks in Waltham Forest are deemed by inspectors to pose a “substantial” fire risk to residents… Click here to hear more.

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Care homes failing to meet fire safety standards

Care homes across two boroughs are not meeting fire safety standards. The London Fire Brigade conducted an audit after the Grenfell Tower tragedy and found a total of 34 care homes in Waltham Forest and 20 care homes in Redbridge

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Turning up the heat on hypocritical housing associations

Suzanne Muna explains how Unite housing workers branch will be hosting its own ‘Alternative Housing Awards’ to highlight the disconnect between the executives and those they should be serving.  Click here to read more.

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Number of empty homes in England rises while homelessness reaches record levels

Over 200,000 dwellings left vacant across the country.  Click here to read more.

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London firms helping landlords break letting laws

Companies have been exposed encouraging people to break strict short-term letting laws in London, an undercover BBC investigation has found.  Click here to read more.

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Warning over ‘Lea Bridge Town Centre’ plans

Residents in Leyton have hit out at plans to create a new town centre around Lea Bridge Station as “privatising public land”.  Click here to read more.

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Council to pay £30million to buy back flats it used to own

10 comments Waltham Forest’s cabinet has agreed to repurchase 66 homes on Marlowe Road in Walthamstow. They were once council owned, but were sold to private company Countryside some years ago. Now, the council plans to buy back the properties as

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