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.

construction output

Construction output forecast to grow year on year between now and 2019

The latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association suggest construction output will see growth each year, reaching 2.2 per cent growth in 2019
offsite construction

Offsite construction conference to be hosted by BRE

BRE is to host a conference in Watford tomorrow examining the role of offsite construction in the delivery of build-to-rent homes
right to build

Right to Build Expert Task Force launched to create affordable homes

A new task force to push Right to Build and the custom build housing sector aims create more affordable homes across the UK
online planning applications

Online planning applications bid won by the Planning Portal

The Planning Portal has won a contract to manage online planning applications for all 25 Welsh local planning authorities until 2021
Housing white paper

Housing White Paper: Acceleration needed for brownfield development

Michael Lunn, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Environmental Industries Commission answers what the Housing White Paper means for brownfield development
building awards

Building awards recognise outstanding work in the construction industry

This year's CIBSE building awards rewarded firms delivering outstanding performances in the construction industry across the UK
construction conservation

Construction conservation changes to end costly development delays

New measures put in place relating to the conservation of great crested newts should reduce the number of costly delays for developers

Local community funding: a failure to pay for the true cost of housing

ACE's Director of Policy and External Affairs, Julian Francis, outlines why a community approach could be the key to solving the housing crisis
infrastructure projects

Infrastructure projects hold the key to construction growth

The CITB has forecast growth in the construction sector will be reliant on the raft of planned infrastructure projects in the pipeline
housing white paper

Housing White Paper: how the government will solve the housing crisis

The Housing White Paper was published today, with a focus on supporting SME housebuilders and giving councils greater flexibility to get Britain building Today the government has published its highly anticipated white paper. The document outlines how to fix the broken housing market and build more new homes across England,...
housing market

Is England’s housing market broken? Ministers believe it is

As the government prepares to unveil its long awaited White Paper Ministers have warned the housing market in England is broken
new homes warranty

New homes warranty firm questioned after paying millions to housebuilders

The NHBC has come under fire after it emerged it is paying developers up to £15m a year, calling into question its independence
New home registrations

New home registrations in London slump by a third, says NHBC

New data from the National House Building Council has revealed the number of new home registrations in London fell by a third
construction growth

Construction growth slows in January while costs continue to soar

Last month saw construction growth reach the weakest rate seen since August while costs increased significantly