Comment: Green build importance

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JV North Chairman, Nigel Wilson explains how the consortium has a long, proven track record of delivering high quality, energy efficient homes and this will continue. While the challenge to build new homes remains for landlords – and there is more uncertainty at the time of writing as we await a further announcement regarding Local Housing Allowances – we must … Read More

Eastlands Homes completes first 2015/18 AHP scheme

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A JV North member has completed one of the first schemes in the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme. Eastlands Homes finished its Folkestone Road scheme in mid-December and all were let immediately. The development, totalling £790,404, saw six two-bed homes built in the Clayton area of east Manchester. All meet Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes thanks to a … Read More

Development of the Month: New Charter Homes

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This development in Ryecroft Street, Ashton-under-Lyne on a brownfield site consists of 2 four-bed six-person houses, 7 three-bed five-person houses, 30 two-bed four-person houses and 12 one-bed two-person apartments. The homes have been designed with a fabric first approach featuring highly insulated walls and ceilings, double-glazed windows and airtight doors to help tackle fuel poverty by keeping energy bills low. … Read More

Development of the Month: Community Gateway

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The development comprises of seven two-bed houses and six one-bed bungalows. This was a challenging development as the homes are spread over five former garage colonies that were demolished several years ago. All properties are built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and all properties were occupied on the day of handover. The overall development has given the locality … Read More

CME bid to build more homes

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The JV North consortium has submitted a bid to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) for 327 homes through the Continuous Market Engagement (CME) programme. If successful, it will see JV North move closer to building 2,000 properties in the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme. The consortium – made up of nine landlords in the North West and one in the … Read More

Welcome to JV North’s latest e-newsletter

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The housing landscape has changed significantly in the past few months but at JV North our approach remains unchanged: building high quality, much-needed homes in our communities to address the needs of local people is our priority. The consortium’s principles of members working in partnership is more important than ever as is the need for us to share experiences, skills, … Read More

The importance of affordable home developments

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JV North Chairman Nigel Wilson explains the sector should not lose sight of the core rented model. After months of conjecture, we will know more about our futures on November 25 when the Comprehensive Spending Review is delivered along with the Autumn Statement. Rumsfeldian unknowns and known unknowns aside, what we do know is that there is a new direction … Read More

Invaluable IMS guide and training sessions

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Registered providers are invited to take advantage of a guide and training session on the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) crucial Investment Management System (IMS). The guide has been created by specialist social housing consultancy Saffer Cooper, which administers JV North’s Affordable Homes Programme, and Accent Housing Group. It is aimed at helping housing associations understand and best use the … Read More

Development of the Month: Helena Partnerships / Torus

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Developed in close consultation with the St Helen’s Council’s Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Teams, the new homes succeeded in meeting local housing need and totally transforming a once derelict piece of land. Five local apprentices were involved in the construction and wider aims to create local employment opportunities were also successfully met. The two and three bedroom mix of semi-detached … Read More

JV North forges ahead with start on sites

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JV North member Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s Bideford Street scheme is underway as part of the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme. Latest figures from JV North show members have already started on site building over 200 homes out of its 2015/18 allocation. A total of 221 units out of the 1,745 the consortium will build over the next three years are … Read More