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Woking Borough Council and William Lacy Group: building on redundant land

The Rydens Way development provided 24 open market and 18 affordable eco-friendly homes ranging from one bedroom flats to four bedroom houses. The homes have been built on land that had previously been reserved as a bypass.

What's new in housing?

Bolton Council has been producing a fortnightly housing update and has been circulating it to a wide audience including councillors, council staff and external partners.

Wellingborough - Stanton Cross Sustainable Urban Extension

The Borough Council of Wellingborough is progressing the development of a 360 hectare Sustainable Urban Extension site. The development represents a £500 million investment, anticipated to create between six and seven thousand local jobs and 200 construction jobs. Investment in infrastructure totals £80 million and includes a new railway station and a new 1000 space car park.

Wealden District Council

Working with developers for the past two and a half years to unblock stalled developments.

Watford Borough Council: housing supply joint venture

The primary purposes of the partnership are to encourage housing supply, particularly social housing, and to advance the objectives of the Council and Watford Community Homes.

Wakefield Council: Bridge Homes

The decision for Wakefield Council and WDH to join forces was a natural one. Wakefield Council has set a very challenging target in its Local Plan and WDH has a wealth of experience and expertise in developing new homes.

Wakefield Council and Spawforths: infrastructure to facilitate development and attract investment

The Wakefield Eastern Relief Road (WERR) scheme is an important illustration of how the public sector, working closely with the private sector can bring all the components together to deliver significant key infrastructure, in a short timescale, to facilitate future development and encourage inward investment.

The West of England Planning Toolkit 2012

The four West of England authorities (Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset) and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership have jointly published a planning toolkit to promote a more positive and consistent approach to handling large scale and complex development proposals.

Swindon Borough Council and Crest Nicholson: a new garden village

Crest Nicholson and Swindon Borough Council have been working collaboratively to deliver a thriving, sustainable and successful new community at Tadpole Garden Village.

Supporting housing and growth: Case study guide

This collection of case studies highlights how councils are taking action to unlock growth and get housing developments moving