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  • CIH Scotland submission on improving land transparency

    05/12/2016Policy and practice

    CIH Scotland submission on improving transparency in land ownership CIH Scotland has published its response to the Scottish Government's recent consultation on 'Improving transparency in land ownership in Scotland: a consultation on controlling

  • CIH Scotland response to Land Reform (Scotland) Bill Stage 1

    14/08/2015Policy and practice

    This power has the potential to facilitate the development of much needed housing in areas where existing homes are scarce or unaffordable. This can be a particularly acute issue in rural areas. 6.2 The option for community groups to involve a third

  • Rural housing issues in Northern Ireland

    01/04/2015News

    However on-going problems with latent demand testing, land availability and investment levels for new social housing provision will need to be addressed in order to avoid higher levels of unmet need. Moving planning responsibility to councils (from

  • Member briefing on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Subscription

    11/02/2015Policy and practice

    During his announcement of the Budget for 2015/16, John Swinney stated that the revised LBTT system would mean half of all home buyers in Scotland would not be subject to any tax at all and over 90% would be better off than under the current system.

  • Unblocking Housing Supply: new CIH NI report for members Subscription

    02/07/2014Policy and practice

    Procurement as the means to an end. Plan early and often, and invest in the right people, processes and principles. Focus on enabling desired outcomes, and collaborate to share costs, expertise and enhanced benefits. Active asset management is a

  • The land struggle in Israel

    29/09/2014News

    Based on these documents, an agreement was signed between the families’ lawyer and the committee’s lawyer, in which the lawyer acknowledged that the land belonged to the Jewish committees. The lawyer did not complete a proper check on the

  • Unblocking Housing Supply: new CIH NI report for members Subscription

    02/07/2014News

    Unblocking Housing Supply: new CIH NI report for members This new report aims to summarise the views that were expressed at Unblocking Housing Supply, the most recent event from CIH NI to explore how we can build more homes, and to suggest next

  • SPPS must clear the way for house building

    29/04/2014News

    SPPS must clear the way for house building The Department of the Environment’s draft Strategic Planning Policy Statement (SPPS) must be improved to boost housing supply and create shared spaces, says CIH NI policy and public affairs officer Justin

  • Obstacles to housing supply must be removed says CIH NI

    14/02/2014News

    Obstacles to housing supply must be removed says CIH NI Commenting on the latest Northern Ireland Housing Statistics 2012-2013, Josie Twinning, interim director at the Chartered Institute of Housing in Northern Ireland, said: “The latest figures