Planning & Construction News

Planning & Construction News

The latest UK planning & construction news, including development, management, housing, retail & town centres, development plans, market information and contributions from key authors such as Karen Alford, Peter Capelhorne and Peter Hansford.

Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

A new report has set out a series of recommendations to help Transport for London build more homes on land owned by the organisation
smart cities

Smart cities are driver for innovative solutions to urban challenges

Leading Construction, Energy and Projects lawyer, Jeremy Williams analyses smart cities and explains why they are vital for economic growth
Building Better Homes faster

BSRIA to stage ‘Building Better Homes Faster’ event

BSRIA will be staging the ‘Building Better Homes Faster’ event on Friday 7th July, from 9:30 – 14:00 hrs in London
Brownfield development vs. Green belt

Brownfield development vs. green belt: what are the pros and cons?

Should building on green belt be so contentious or is brownfield development the key to constructing more homes? Place-Make’s David Edwards provides insight
What do the results of the General Election mean for construction and housing?

What do the results of the General Election mean for construction and housing?

The construction industry is facing yet another upheaval as the results of the General Election see the Conservatives scrabbling to create a coalition government
New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

Labour will increase housebuilding through a new generation of towns and garden cities if they win the General Election
NACSBA calls on government to boost custom and self build housing in the UK

NACSBA calls on government to boost custom and self build housing in the UK

Housing cannot afford to fall off the political agenda and the government should be looking at the scope of custom and self build housing to help tackle the crisis
The future of the built environment: What factors are reshaping the industry?

The future of the built environment: What factors are reshaping the industry?

A new report has shared insight into the future of the built environment and the challenges of reaching Intelligent Building status
UK Construction Week announces event return in October 2017

UK Construction Week announces event return in October 2017

Birmingham NEC will play host to UK Construction Week 2017, the largest gathering of the built environment community
Housing quality can have a significant impact on health

Housing quality can have a significant impact on health

A new report from VELUX has revealed a strong link between poor housing quality and the ill-health of residents living in these environments
Do you have the right Developer or Architect in place for your project?

Do you have the right Developer or Architect in place for your project?

Are you a Developer or an Architect undertaking a project? Cassidy Forsythe explains the importance of picking the right team with the right qualifications
Right to Buy is costing the public purse millions of pounds

Right to Buy is costing the public purse millions of pounds

David Baybut, Head of Real Estate at the national law firm Stephensons shares insight into the government's Right-to-Buy scheme
Housing demand falls in April due to General Election uncertainty

Housing demand falls in April due to General Election uncertainty

The snap General Election led to housing demand decreasing in April as buyers put plans on hold, adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach
Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

To stabilise housing prices, make home ownership affordable and encourage more housebuilding planning regulations need to be loosened