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.

considerate constructors scheme

Considerate Constructors Scheme reveals its new monitoring checklist

A new checklist has been announced by the Considerate Constructors Scheme to assess and score performance of sites, companies and suppliers
quick build homes

Quick build homes could offer the key to tackling the housing crisis

Tens of thousands of quick build homes could be constructed across the country to reduce the crisis in the housing sector
prior approval

Prior Approval: he shoots, he scores, or does he?

Mark Thackeray, Principal Consultant, Walsingham Planning asks if prior approval has helped or hindered the planning system
affordable housing

Affordable housing gains £7bn boost as the government unlocks funding

Housing providers will be able to apply for a share of £7bn funding to help expand affordable homes across the country
uk construction

UK construction PMI hits nine month high in December as costs rise

Activity in the construction sector grew at the fastest rate in nine months in December, according to the latest UK construction PMI

Infrastructure obstacles to be overcome with new government-backed pilot

A new pilot scheme backed by the government will unblock infrastructure delays that are holding up the process of housebuilding
Planning system

Planning system holds back the delivery of new homes

The construction of new homes is being delayed due to the demands placed on homebuilders trying to navigate the planning system

What to expect from the construction industry in 2017

Ian Anfield, Managing Director for the construction audit and contract provider, Hudson Contract, comments on his predictions for the industry in year ahead
starter homes

Starter Homes to begin construction this year says Housing Minister

The government has revealed the first wave of Starter Homes will begin construction in 2017, providing discounted properties across the country
Business Improvement Districts

The impact of Business Improvement Districts on urban regeneration

Peter Williams, CEO, Better Bankside talks about how Business Improvement Districts can influence change on a local level
garden villages

Garden villages could provide more than 48,000 homes

The government has backed 14 new garden villages, which will see a significant number of new homes delivered across England

Merry Christmas from the PBC Today team!

It’s been a tumultuous year for the construction sector. The vote to leave the European Union in June certainly pushed some firms into difficulties, while others noticed little change and even benefited from the decision. For the industry, however, the issue of Brexit remains a question mark. What will...
Precast modular construction

Precast modular construction is changing the sector

Neil Magner and Gavin Lowe, of FP McCann outline how precast modular construction has been used to regenerate Swansea University’s New Bay Campus
offsite construction

The future is bright; the future is offsite construction

PBC Today’s Lisa Carnwell gains an insight into the man leading the charge for offsite construction, in an interview with new Buildoffsite Chair Andrew Dix