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Liverpool tops the UK City planning application table with 49% of all applications accepted

LOCARLA Top 10 UK Cities Planning Application Statistics – September 2018 to August 2019

Accepted Applications

City Applications Homes S106 Units Accepted %
Liverpool 131 2,129 57 48.88%
Manchester 183 6,729 40 43.57%
Bradford 60 920 43.48%
Sheffield 168 4,570 280 42.42%
Glasgow 93 3,297 40.79%
Edinburgh 37 1,329 40.66%
Bristol 61 1,555 9 36.75%
Leeds 205 2,911 314 35.47%
London 820 17,277 2,673 35.09%
Birmingham 60 2,761 150 34.88%
Grand Total 1,818 43,478 3,523 37.92%

Rejected Applications

City Applications Homes S106 Units Rejected %
London 479 4,623 229 20.50%
Bradford 22 193 15.94%
Bristol 26 475 15.66%
Birmingham 19 242 11.05%
Leeds 61 1,668 378 10.55%
Sheffield 39 619 43 9.85%
Edinburgh 8 872 30 8.79%
Manchester 30 836 175 7.14%
Liverpool 17 127 6.34%
Glasgow 11 318 40 4.82%
Grand Total 712 9,973 895 14.85%

Pending Applications

City Applications Homes S106 Units Pending %
Glasgow 106 5,466 50 46.49%
Leeds 255 16,493 2,340 44.12%
Birmingham 70 4,492 181 40.70%
Manchester 164 10,239 348 39.05%
Sheffield 154 12,423 479 38.89%
Edinburgh 35 1,848 240 38.46%
Liverpool 95 4,491 204 35.45%
London 791 46,751 9,245 33.85%
Bristol 54 5,202 713 32.53%
Bradford 43 1,342 44 31.16%
Grand Total 1,767 108,747 13,844 36.86%

10% of the applications are Prior Approval not required, Environmental Impact Assessment not required, Discharge of Conditions, Withdrawn etc.

We collect Planning Applications for the largest 124 UK Local Authorities and look specifically for Residential New Build, Conversions and Office to Residential applications. We are happy to collect applications from other areas on request.

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Top 30 Housing Association Data Comparison Analysis – 2018/2019

LOCARLA: The most accurate and comprehensive UK Public Sector Procurement Portal

We have analysed the performance of the largest housing associations (based on stock) from the latest returns.

Turnover – 2019 Turnover – 2018 Difference Change
£11,882.45M £11,772.71M £109.74M 0.93%
Operating Surplus – 2019 Operating Surplus – 2018 Difference Change
£3,472.27M £3,609.29M (£137.02M) (3.80)%
Repairs Satisfaction – 2019 Repairs Satisfaction – 2018 Difference Change
89.77% 88.89% 0.87% 0.98%
Operating Cost Per Home – 2019 Operating Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£4,073.98 £3,856.12 £217.86 5.65%
Average Days to Relet – 2019 Average Days to Relet – 2018 Difference Change
27.91 27.54 0.38 1.37%
Repairs & Maintenance Cost Per Home – 2019 Repairs & Maintenance Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£1,156.55 £1,105.58 £50.97 4.61%
Management Cost Per Home – 2019 Management Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£1,092.37 £1,042.19 £50.18 4.82%
Responsive Repairs Service Cost Per Home – 2019 Responsive Repairs Service Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£791.64 £736.01 £55.63 7.56%
Routine R & M Expenditure – 2019 Routine R & M Expenditure – 2018 Difference Change
£1,090.70M £1,029.75M £60.95M 5.92%
Planned Maintenance Expenditure – 2019 Planned Maintenance Expenditure – 2018 Difference Change
£595.51M £525.36M £70.16M 13.35%
Improvement Works – 2019 Improvement Works – 2018 Difference Change
£1,397.90M £1,252.43M £145.48M 11.62%
Void Losses – 2019 Void Losses – 2018 Difference Change
£98.67M £87.88M £10.79M 12.27%
Number of Employees – 2019 Number of Employees – 2018 Difference Change
71,142 71,069 73 0.10%
Wages – 2019 Wages – 2018 Difference Change
£2,144.07M £2,070.66M £73.41M 3.55%
Chief Executive pay – 2019 Chief Executive pay – 2018 Difference Change
£8.31M £7.74M £0.57M 7.40%
Chief Executive pay per home – 2019 Chief Executive pay per home – 2018 Difference Change
£6.48 £5.97 £0.51 8.61%

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Housing Association Data Comparison Analysis – 2018/2019

LOCARLA: The most accurate and comprehensive UK Public Sector Procurement Portal

We have analysed the performance of the largest housing associations (based on stock) from the latest returns.

Turnover – 2019 Turnover – 2018 Difference Change
£6,276.87M £6,329.70M (£52.83M) (0.83)%
Operating Surplus – 2019 Operating Surplus – 2018 Difference Change
£1,842.26M £1,901.97M (£59.71M) (3.14)%
Repairs Satisfaction – 2019 Repairs Satisfaction – 2018 Difference Change
90.35% 89.75% 0.60% 0.67%
Operating Cost Per Home – 2019 Operating Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£4,278.11 £4,174.22 £103.88 2.49%
Repairs & Maintenance Cost Per Home – 2019 Repairs & Maintenance Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£1,325.72 £1,319.75 £5.97 0.45%
Management Cost Per Home – 2019 Management Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£1,208.64 £1,033.00 £175.64 17.00%
Responsive Repairs Service Cost Per Home – 2019 Responsive Repairs Service Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£872.92 £848.44 £24.48 2.89%
Routine R & M Expenditure – 2019 Routine R & M Expenditure – 2018 Difference Change
£563.05M £535.98M £27.08M 5.05%
Planned Maintenance Expenditure – 2019 Planned Maintenance Expenditure – 2018 Difference Change
£361.79M £316.31M £45.48M 14.38%
Improvement Works – 2019 Improvement Works – 2018 Difference Change
£829.50M £863.20M (£33.70M) (3.90)%
Void Losses – 2019 Void Losses – 2018 Difference Change
£50.93M £44.56M £6.37M 14.30%
Number of Employees – 2019 Number of Employees – 2018 Difference Change
38,290 38,016 274 0.72%
Wages – 2019 Wages – 2018 Difference Change
£1,160.20M £1,110.68M £49.52M 4.46%
Chief Executive pay – 2019 Chief Executive pay – 2018 Difference Change
£3.08M £3.14M (£0.06M) (1.84)%
Chief Executive pay per home – 2019 Chief Executive pay per home – 2018 Difference Change
£4.34 £4.45 (£0.11) (2.52)%

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LOCARLA: Dashboards

We have now added the Dashboards and this is how they work ….

Open the LOCARLA Contract Table

1. Build a table using ‘Select Options’. For this example I’m going to build a simple tender table which will show me every current tender, from all sectors, UK wide and including all Trades.

 

2. Select ‘Contract Type’ and then select ‘Tenders’

 

3. The options you select will appear in a list.

 

4. Save your search

 

5. Click on the title arrow

 

6. Locate the saved table in the list and click on the Dashboard icon

 

7. Every search you make in the Contract table will produce a Dashboard.

 

If you would like a quick run through over the phone please call Gaz on 020 8772 6426

HA Financial Data Comparison Analysis – 2018/2019

From 76 Financial Returns currently available.

The UK’s largest organisations working in Social Housing use LOCARLA for marketing, research, sales & leads.

Turnover – 2019 Turnover – 2018 Difference Change
£11,906.57M £11,628.86M £277.71M 2.39%
Operating Surplus – 2019 Operating Surplus – 2018 Difference Change
£3,455.77M £3,580.57M (£124.80M) (3.49)%
Repairs Satisfaction – 2019 Repairs Satisfaction – 2018 Difference Change
90.35% 90.74% (0.39)% (0.43)%
Operating Cost Per Home – 2019 Operating Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£4,016.39 £3,855.44 £160.95 4.17%
Average Days to Relet – 2019 Average Days to Relet – 2018 Difference Change
21.52 23.36 (1.83) (7.85)%
Repairs & Maintenance Cost Per Home – 2019 Repairs & Maintenance Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£1,181.65 £1,075.08 £106.47 9.90%
Management Cost Per Home – 2019 Management Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£1,134.84 £1,073.82 £61.03 5.68%
Responsive Repairs Service Cost Per Home – 2019 Responsive Repairs Service Cost Per Home – 2018 Difference Change
£742.35 £697.91 £44.44 6.37%
Routine R & M Expenditure – 2019 Routine R & M Expenditure – 2018 Difference Change
£1,105.65M £1,051.32M £54.33M 5.17%
Planned Maintenance Expenditure – 2019 Planned Maintenance Expenditure – 2018 Difference Change
£616.95M £531.50M £85.45M 16.08%
Improvement Works – 2019 Improvement Works – 2018 Difference Change
£1,495.88M £1,534.15M (£38.28M) (2.50)%
Void Losses – 2019 Void Losses – 2018 Difference Change
£90.46M £82.73M £7.73M 9.35%
Number of Employees – 2019 Number of Employees – 2018 Difference Change
66,567 66,101 466 0.70%
Wages – 2019 Wages – 2018 Difference Change
£2,039.18M £1,950.58M £88.60M 4.54%
Chief Executive pay – 2019 Chief Executive pay – 2018 Difference Change
£11.65M £11.70M (£0.04M) (0.38)%
Chief Executive pay per home – 2019 Chief Executive pay per home – 2018 Difference Change
£25.10 £25.15 (£0.05) (0.18)%

Please get in touch if you think we can help or have any questions to ask.

Introducing LOCARLA

Locarla is business intelligence software for organisations & people working with, or in, Housing Associations and Local Authorities. We provide data on Housing, Marketing, Finance, Contracts and Planning & Development.

Our reputation has been built on supplying exceptional data and information since 1997 under our Housingnet brand. Clients also like our customer service too.

There are 3 main tables on Locarla;

  1. Companies – Detailed information on 3118 Housing Associations, Local Authorities & affiliated organisations, contractors & suppliers.
  2. People – 21,000 B2B sector wide contacts
  3. Contracts & Tenders – 42,000 active contracts and daily sales leads specific to the Built Environment.

And a Resources section containing Stock & Contract Mapping, Finance & Housing, Reports, News & Minutes, Planning Applications, Contract Registers, Expenditure Sheets and updated Repairs, Maintenance and Construction League Tables & Market Share Analysis.

Navigation Menus

Companies
Select options to filter results
Open the information panel by clicking on a company name
View all data by opening the side panel menu

Save multiple searches

Show / Hide and Move table data columns.

Checking the tick box will add further columns of information or hide columns that you don’t need.

Change the order of the columns by clicking and dragging the 4 dot icon up and down the list. The table will re-order when you hit Save.

 

Contracts & Tenders

The most accurate and comprehensive repairs, maintenance & construction sales leads in the UK.

Use the ‘Home’ icon to set your Home page search and the Star icon to use as your Daily Tender Alert content. We send Tenders, Contracts, Minutes and News in our Daily Bulletin.

Contract notices open in the right hand panel

Search the Contracts to see what your competitors are working on.

Or view contracts by organisation.

 

Universal Map

The Universal Map combines our Housing and Contracts Map to create a one stop shop for all our mapping projects.
Mapped Housing Stock
Stock by Local Authority & Ward
Brownfield, Green Belt & Flood Plain overlays
Organisations by Name or Location
Contracts Mapped
Contractors Mapped

Isolated Nottingham City Council housing stock in purple
Floodplain overlay selected showing homes falling in these areas in red
All other HA / LA homes in grey
Brownfield site overlay showing locations in brown.

Email us at helpdesk@locarla.com or phone Amy on 07813 430 973

Bulletin Settings on LOCARLA

To refine the contracts sent in the Bulletin please set up a search in LOCARLA and select it as your Bulletin content using the guide below.

If you don’t have time to do this send the Locations and the Trades you want to see on the Bulletin and we will set it up for you.

Minutes are still currently set up on Housingnet.

 Steps to set up your Daily Tenders and Contract Award Notices on the Bulletin.

  • 1. Go to LOCARLA and select your preferred options from ‘Location’ and ‘Trades & Services’.
  • 2. Click on the Save icon and give it a suitable title such as ‘Daily Bulletin’.
  • 3. In the title drop down list you will see your saved search with a star icon next to it. Select the ‘Star’ and confirm the pop-up.
  • 4. The following day you will start receiving the Bulletin with your preferences. Only the latest Tenders and CANs will be sent each day.

If you get stuck let us know what your preferences are and we will set it up for you. helpdesk@locarla.com

HousingNet Top 20 Clients and Contractors League Tables – July 2019

United Living, Engie and Wates Living Space secure the top 3 places in this month’s league after winning Clarion’s long term major works contract.

Engie is clearly chasing the social housing sector’s repairs & maintenance business, with a sack full of 15 contract wins signed with a combined value of £959M in the past year.

Housingnet’s exclusive contract analysis from Aug 2018 to July 2019 reveals that a total of 946 contracts were awarded worth £4.95bn.

Top 20 Contractors – July 2019
Based on the Award published date.
Rank Contractor Deals Value (£M)
1 United Living 1 512.88
2 Engie Regeneration (Keepmoat) 2 312.22
3 Wates Living Space 2 302.03
4 Brenwards Ltd 1 150.00
5 MD Building Services 1 32.50
6 MCP Property Services Ltd 1 21.41
7 Gilmartins Ltd. 2 18.17
8 Swale Heating 2 14.33
9 Watret & Co Ltd 1 13.83
9 BSW Heating Ltd 1 13.83
9 Liberty Group 1 13.83
10 IDM Doors Ltd 2 10.64
11 TSG Building Services plc 2 10.63
12 Steel Davis Ltd 1 6.84
13 J&P Windows Ltd 3 3.35
14 Woodland Property Services Ltd 2 3.28
15 Wall Lag Wales 1 3.20
16 RFM Facilities and Interiors Ltd 1 2.72
17 M&Y Maintenance and Construction 1 2.66
18 B M Services 1 2.50
19 Axis Europe Plc 1 2.03
19 Bryant Electrical (Midlands) Ltd 1 2.03
19 VINCI Construction UK Ltd 1 2.03
19 Novus Property Solutions Ltd 1 2.03
20 TCL Group (Topcoat Construction Ltd) 1 1.82
Top 20 Contractors – Aug 2018 to July 2019
Based on the Award published date.
Rank Contractor Deals Value (£M)
1 Engie Regeneration (Keepmoat) 15 959.13
2 United Living 3 513.88
3 Wates Living Space 7 318.05
4 Morgan Sindall Property Services 3 302.08
5 Fortem Solutions Limited 6 300.81
6 MPS (previously known as Mitie) 7 249.67
7 Mears Limited 10 247.04
8 Axis Europe Plc 8 195.26
9 Brenwards Ltd 1 150.00
10 Ian Williams 4 79.63
11 ChasWest 1 73.00
12 Sure Group 6 70.93
13 Liberty Group 10 65.79
14 Penny Lane Builders Limited 2 65.38
15 DW Support Services 3 56.60
16 MD Building Services 5 52.87
17 British Gas Social Housing Ltd trading as PH Jones 9 50.56
18 Gilmartins Ltd. 9 49.74
19 Breyer Group plc 3 47.40
20 Procast Building Contractors Ltd 1 40.00
Top 20 Clients – July 2019
Based on the Award published date.
Rank Housing Organisation Deals Value (£M)
1 Clarion Housing Group 3 1,122.60
2 West Kent Housing Association 1 150
3 Notting Hill Genesis 4 55.31
4 Ealing Council 4 41.41
5 Homes in Sedgemoor 1 32.50
6 Wales & West Housing Association Ltd. 5 17.15
7 Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council 6 12.16
8 Habinteg Housing Association Ltd. 2 9.56
9 Peabody Trust 1 9.04
10 City of York Council 2 5.00
11 Prima Group 1 2.66
12 Fife Housing Association 2 2.63
13 Thrive Homes Ltd. 1 1.59
14 Midland Heart 1 1.25
15 Northern Ireland Housing Executive 2 1.14
16 Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA) 1 1.10
17 South Ayrshire Council 1 0.91
18 Caledonia Housing Association Ltd 1 0.90
19 Corserv Limited 3 0.83
20 Clackmannanshire Council 1 0.83
Top 20 Clients – Aug 2018 to July 2019
Based on the Award published date.
Rank Housing Organisation Deals Value (£M)
1 Clarion Housing Group 3 1122.60
2 Catalyst Housing Limited 3 210.00
2 Anchor Trust 2 210.00
3 Home Group 1 200.00
4 Central Bedfordshire Council 2 187.50
5 Waltham Forest London Borough 1 184.08
6 Onward Homes Ltd. 5 179.75
7 Anchor Hanover Group 4 160.00
8 West Kent Housing Association 1 150.00
8 Octavia Housing 1 150.00
9 Equity Housing Group Ltd. and Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust Ltd. 1 119.72
10 St. Albans City Council 3 100.46
11 Brentwood Borough Council 1 79.50
12 East Devon District Council 3 74.26
13 Stonewater Ltd 2 73.50
14 Habinteg Housing Association Ltd. 14 62.38
15 Places for People Group – The 1 60.00
16 Notting Hill Genesis 4 55.31
17 Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council 11 55.23
18 SLH Group 1 53.50
19 Optivo 5 50.59
20 Ealing Council 7 43.41

Click here to find out more about what we provide and please get in touch if you think we can help or have any questions to ask.

LOCARLA: Contract Table

For all Company, People and Contract searches please move on to the LOCARLA system as it is by far the best way to sort, search and access the data. Try this and you’ll never go back …

Daily Tenders

1. Select ‘Tenders’ from Contract Type, then filter the records based on your requirements.
2. Select a ‘top level’ category to include all results or refine further by selecting specific trades and services.
3. Selected options for each table are displayed and can be edited or deleted. Each search can be saved and will update automatically as new tenders are added each day.
4. The more options you select the more refined your results will be.
5. Tenders are updated every day and tender alerts are sent by email based upon the selections you make.

 

Competitor Analysis

1. Select ‘Contract Awards’ (or you can just type your keyword).
2. Type a company name or any keyword eg. roofing, boilers, schools
3. All records matching your description will be displayed. For multiple winners hover over the name displayed to see all companies awarded the work.

 

Pipeline / Expiring Contracts

1. To view contracts expiring within a time frame select the range from ‘Expiring in …’ from the Select Options menu.
2. This search filter is showing all current ‘R&M’ contracts in the North West and North East of England in the Housing and Education sector expiring between 1 and 3 years time.

 

Table Menu

1. Once you have saved a table it can be accessed from the title drop down by clicking on the arrow.
2. Selecting the ‘house’ icon will make that search the homepage so will open by default whenever you visit the Contract section.

 

We are continuously working on LOCARLA and release a new update version each Friday and will do until we complete the project.

LOCARLA: Company Table

If you have a ‘paid for’ or ‘free licence’ to Housingnet you need to be using LOCARLA to access Company data. Our clients who have moved across have not looked back.

1. Refine the records in the table using the ‘Select Options’ menu
2. Selected Options can be viewed, edited and deleted.
3. The more you refine the options the less records will be displayed
4. Sort records in alpha or numerical order by clicking on the header title
5. Search in the selected records by name or refresh the table and search all records.

1. Sort stock high to low
2.  Select a Company Name to view details
3. Side panel data
4. Menu items are available based on licence permissions

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If you work for a Housing Association or Local Authority you can register for free.

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