Archive by category Housing

Support means nobody need sleep rough in Nottingham this winter

Support means nobody need sleep rough in Nottingham this winter

Nottingham City Council has allocated £106,000 to ensure that a robust Cold Weather Plan is in place in Nottingham to provide support for rough sleepers from November until the end of March. This will fund winter shelter arrangements and wider support, meaning that nobody needs to sleep rough in Nottingham this winter. These arrangements come […]

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Deputy Leader calls for pause in Universal Credit or risk escalating rise in rent arrears, debt and homelessness

Deputy Leader calls for pause in Universal Credit or risk escalating rise in rent arrears, debt and homelessness

On the Eve of the Parliamentary vote on Universal Credit, Nottingham City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Graham Chapman has called on the Government to halt the full introduction of Universal Credit in Nottingham until the faults in the system are sorted out. Most recent figures show that In Nottingham, since its introduction for simpler cases […]

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Council set to go ahead with £8.4m high rise safety programme despite lack of Government support

Council set to go ahead with £8.4m high rise safety programme despite lack of Government support

Nottingham City Council is set to press ahead with an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks despite the Government so far refusing to provide the financial support it promised immediately after the Grenfell disaster. None of the Council’s residential high rise blocks have the same cladding […]

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Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach 

Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach 

Ten homes in Sneinton have been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.  Proposed improvements will make the residents of these homes ultra-low energy consumers, dramatically reducing household energy bills and making homes warmer. Nottingham City Homes (NCH), the Arms Length Management […]

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Council continues to chase private high rise owners for safety info post Grenfell

Council continues to chase private high rise owners for safety info post Grenfell

Most owners of private high rise blocks in Nottingham have responded to a request from the City Council to look at building and safety standards in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. However there are particular concerns that the owners of a city centre high rise have yet to respond, despite reminder letters being issued. […]

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Landlord licensing scheme moves a step closer

Landlord licensing scheme moves a step closer

A new licensing scheme aimed at improving housing standards in Nottingham’s private rented sector has moved a step closer after being given the go ahead by City Councillors. The Council’s Executive Board has now approved a revised Selective Licensing scheme which includes some changes to the original proposal following an extensive 11-week consultation earlier this year which sought the […]

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Safety standards under spotlight in private high rise properties in Nottingham

Safety standards under spotlight in private high rise properties in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council is seeking information and assurance from all landlords of high rise buildings in the city that safety measures are up to standard in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. The council along with its housing management company Nottingham City Homes has undertaken a review of its own high rise properties – 13 […]

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Prime Minister asked to support Nottingham’s response to Grenfell tragedy

Prime Minister asked to support Nottingham’s response to Grenfell tragedy

Nottingham City Council is seeking Government support for measures to improve safety in high rise blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire. The council’s lead councillor for planning and housing, Cllr Jane Urquhart, has written to Prime Minister Theresa May to outline the council’s commitment to learning any lessons from the tragedy – and to ask […]

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