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New licensing scheme approved to support private rented housing improvements 

New licensing scheme approved to support private rented housing improvements 

A new Selective Licensing scheme for private landlords in Nottingham has been approved by Nottingham City Council to help safeguard and improve housing standards for tenants. Plans for a new Selective Licensing scheme were approved at the councils Executive Board today (Tuesday 24 May). Selective Licensing requires all landlords to licence any privately rented property […]

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New £2m accommodation opens for homeless people in Nottingham

New £2m accommodation opens for homeless people in Nottingham

Sir John Peace, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Patron for Framework, will officially open a new purpose-built Framework building today (May 13th), providing accommodation for single homeless people. Sixteen people supported by Framework have moved into the new one-bed flats at Mechanics House off Mansfield Road, which replaces Framework’s hostel about a mile away, on Forest […]

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External reports into misallocation of Housing Revenue Account to be considered by council

External reports into misallocation of Housing Revenue Account to be considered by council

Bringing the management of council housing back under the direct control of Nottingham City Council is a key recommendation made in one of two independent reports being considered by the council’s Executive Board this week. In line with ongoing work the council is undertaking to carry out improvements following the Government’s non-statutory review of the […]

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£14.9m of funding secured to improve energy efficiency of over 1,500 homes in the Midlands

£14.9m of funding secured to improve energy efficiency of over 1,500 homes in the Midlands

A consortium bid coordinated by the Midlands Energy Hub has successfully been awarded £14.9m of Government funding to make energy efficiency improvements to 1,570 social houses in the Midlands. This funding bid builds on the success the team had by securing £82m to improve privately owned houses in the region through the Sustainable Warmth Competition […]

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Award winning project that ‘feels like a penthouse’ is completed

Award winning project that ‘feels like a penthouse’ is completed

A project to introduce innovative energy saving measures to council homes in Nottingham has been completed, with one tenant stating that his new look home ‘feels like a penthouse’. 12 formerly hard-to-heat council homes – five houses and seven bungalows – on Keswick Street in the Sneinton area of the city have been transformed into […]

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Plans approved for new energy efficient council homes in St Ann’s

Plans approved for new energy efficient council homes in St Ann’s

Plans for new energy efficient council homes in St Ann’s have taken a step forward when they were approved at Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board (22 February). The proposals for 24 homes for affordable rent include ten 2-bed houses, five 3-bed houses and nine 1-bed apartments and will be built to higher energy efficiency standards. This […]

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Nottingham City Council set to invest £230m in five-year housing programme

Nottingham City Council set to invest £230m in five-year housing programme

Nottingham City Council looks set to invest £230m in a five-year investment programme in its housing stock, when it goes to Executive Board next week. The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital programme provides funds for improvements to properties, new build council housing and improvements to estates. The HRA, which is the council’s landlord account, will […]

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Working together to make sure residents in tall buildings are safe

Working together to make sure residents in tall buildings are safe

Nottingham City Council is continuing to take action to support residents living in tall buildings in the city while the Government outlines its latest plans for replacing unsafe cladding. Last week, Secretary of State for Levelling Up Michael Gove announced a plan to protect leaseholders and make developers and companies pay to fix cladding issues. […]

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Nottingham’s newest neighbourhood starting to take shape along the River Trent

Nottingham’s newest neighbourhood starting to take shape along the River Trent

Just a stone’s throw from Nottingham city centre, a new neighbourhood is starting to emerge from what was once mainly industrial land. A number of new residential developments have already been built in Nottingham’s Waterside, with a steer from the City Council’s planning guidance, which sets out the council’s vision for the area,  Now, with […]

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