LMH starts £6.5m home scheme

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JV North member, Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has started on-site transforming a brownfield site that used to be a garden centre into modern housing for nearly 200 people. The £6.5m scheme will see 52 energy efficient homes built in Field Lane, Knowsley. Over £1million of grant funding support came from the Homes and Communities Agency’s 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme. The … Read More

Affordable Homes Post Budget

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At a meeting of the JV North Board on Monday (24 August), consortium members discussed the new challenges presented to building homes following the Budget announcement. Members, who collectively manage over 73,000 homes, discussed the implications of the budget, not least the 1% reduction in rent over the next four years and how it will affect their approach to building. … Read More

Work underway at 13 sites in Wythenshawe

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Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s Daine Avenue scheme. Plans to build nearly 300 new homes in Wythenshawe over the next three years is well underway with 13 development sites being brought into use. JV North member Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is forging ahead with plans to build 289 homes after receiving over £4.3m of grant funding in the HCA’s 2015/18 … Read More

JV North member starts modular scheme

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JV North member Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has started a modular homes scheme as part of the HCA’s 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme. After receiving planning permission, LMH is now preparing land for 33 new homes to be craned into place once they have been built off-site. The £3.5million scheme is being built on vacant land in Naylorsfield Drive, Belle Vale. … Read More

JV North asks Government to solve utilities delays

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JV North is urging the Government to alleviate building delays caused by utilities companies. The consortium, whose members manage 73,000 homes in Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and Nottingham, estimates months of delays every year due to hold ups caused by decommissioning and connecting power supplies. JV North is now calling on the Government to hold urgent talks with utilities companies to … Read More

Partnership to Boost Home Building

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JV North member, Helena Partnerships, has joined forces with Golden Gates Housing Trust to bring affordable homes and job opportunities to the North West. Combining the strength, skills, local knowledge and strategic intent of these two well established housing associations, Torus has ambitious plans to influence economic prosperity within the wider mid-Mersey region. Torus Group Chief Executive, Rob Young, explains: … Read More

Review of AHP 2011/15; Preview 2015/18

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Four  years ago when the Affordable Homes Programme was introduced, we unquestionably entered a new era of development. In essence, the fundamental points are, to some degree, what most landlords strive for. Meeting local needs and priorities, addressing demographic challenges, countering stock discrepancies and ensuring value for money are elements at the heart of all good housing business plans regardless … Read More

JV North Completes 2011/15 Affordable Homes Programme

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Housing consortium JV North completed its contractual schemes with the Homes and Communities Agency ahead of the 2011/15 Affordable Homes Programme deadline. Members, made up of 10 landlords spanning Chester, Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and Nottingham, built 1,064 new properties ahead of the March 31 deadline. Funding came in the form of a £22.29 million grant from the HCA and close … Read More

JV North supports Homes for Britain

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JV North is proud to be supporting the National Housing Federation’s Homes for Britain campaign. Members of the consortium will be in London for today’s rally with other supporters who believe everyone has a right to a decent affordable home to call their own. The campaign calls on all political parties to commit to end the housing crisis within a … Read More

JV North member first to drawdown 2015/18 AHP funding

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JV North member, Eastlands Homes, has become one the first in the UK to drawdown funding from the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme. How Eastlands Homes’ Folkestone Road scheme will look once completed. The 8,000-home landlord was part of the JV North consortium that received £34.8 million in July last year. Eastlands Homes is building six, two-bed homes for Affordable Rent … Read More