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OPE: Deliver affordable housing on complex sites (Brighton)

Brighton is physically constrained with a short supply of vacant land for housing, coupled with high housing demand. With Land Release Funding and OPE support the local authority has unlocked a series of complex, unviable council-owned sites - and delivered 84 award-winning, affordable homes. Civic pride has increased and anti-social behaviour reduced from the regenerative effect.

OPE: Redevelop under-utilised public sector buildings (Waltham Forest)

Waltham Forest had an ambitious vision to develop a public services campus from their historic, but tired, town hall, and to provide much needed housing on vacated, surplus sites. OPE support, and Land Release Fund funding enabled the local authority, HM Courts and Tribunals Service and the National Probation Service to bring their complex programme to fruition, redeveloping public estate for over 500 homes, alongside new hospitality, leisure, and learning spaces.

Housing Advisers Programme - Better futures for vulnerable people, Somerset

Frustrated at the rising numbers of vulnerable people struggling to access homes and support that met their needs, the Somerset Strategic Housing Group (SSHG) decided we needed to crack the problem. But where to start?