Tags: housing

Community Housing Fund

Posted: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 08:03

The government is making available £163 million across England up to 2020 to 2021 through the Community Housing Fund.

The Fund aims to support an increase in housing supply in England by increasing... Read More »

Tags: Funding, Neighbourhood Planning, housing

Donate furniture and white goods and make a difference

Posted: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 11:16

You can donate furniture and white goods, such as fridges or washing machines that you are not using and help to make a difference.

Donations are taken and upcycled or repaired with the aim of giving them... Read More »

Tags: Recycling, Community, housing

Rural Homes Boost

Posted: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:03

Hundreds of homes are built every year by converting old agricultural buildings. New changes to permitted development rights will mean up to 5 new homes can be created from existing agricultural buildings... Read More »

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, Community, housing, agriculture, rural economy

Review of Early Help Services

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:24

Have your say on how the Council is proposing to merge a range of 'early help' and prevention support into one, new-style service. Read More »

Tags: early help, communities strategy, children's centres, supporting leicestershire families, Community, Consultation, Health, housing, youth offending service, family, wellbeing

Government Planning Consultation - Neighbourhood Planning

Posted: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:02

Don't miss your chance to have a say. We are seeking Network Member views on the two Neighbourhood Planning questions asked within the Government's 'Planning for the right homes in the right places' consultation.... Read More »

Tags: Consultation, Neighbourhood Planning Legislation, housing

Stay warm and healthy in your home

Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:49

Leicestershire County Council's First Contact Plus team operates a Warm Homes service which is available to anyone living in Leicestershire.

Residents can benefit from free, impartial advice by telephone as well a visit from a Warm Homes Officer who can assist with:

  • getting a better energy deal for gas and electricity
  • understanding boiler and heating controls
  • making sense of energy bills and bill discounts
  • debt relief support
  • energy efficiency and grants
  • referrals to other relevant services and much more….

Often simple checks or changes can save households hundreds of pounds a year and put people back in control of their heating costs.

Call 0116 305 4286 or visiting www.firstcontactplus.org.uk Read More »

Tags: Community, housing

Free energy awareness training for community groups

Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:16

Peterborough Environment City Trust has been contracted to deliver energy awareness training for community groups and organisations, as part of Leicestershire County Council's Warm Homes Project. Training... Read More »

Tags: Community, housing

Study of future growth in Leicester and Leicestershire is released

Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:43

Key evidence about the future need for housing and employment land in Leicester and Leicestershire has been published. Read More »

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, housing

Deliverable Housing Sites

Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:33

This week, Gavin Barwell (Minister of State for Housing & Planning & Minister for London) made a Ministerial statement that sets out the Government's position with regard to the status of Neighbourhood... Read More »

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, Neighbourhood Planning Legislation, housing