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.

national park

National Park housing development plan gets the go ahead

A plan aimed at tackling the shortage of affordable housing in a Scottish National Park has been given the green light
London

London gets £220m investment to improve infrastructure and public spaces

More than £220m is to be invested by Transport for London to improve London streets, transportation, and public spaces
lagan

Lagan Construction Group almost doubles its profits

Belfast-based firm Lagan Construction Group has revealed a significant surge in profits in the year to March 2016
printers

Printers for construction sites must be small, smart, but tough too

Andrew Hall, Marketing Manager, Oki Systems UK discusses the value of investing in quality printers for building site offices
infrastructure

Infrastructure investment is set for a multi-million pound boost in Wales

The Welsh government has revealed plans to invest billions of pounds in transport infrastructure upgrades over the next five years Infrastructure in Wales is set to receive a multi-million pound investment that will span the next half a decade. The announcement was made by Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates...
neighbourhood planning bill

Neighbourhood Planning Bill statement offers MPs reassurance

Gavin Barwell has offered assurances over concerns raised by MPs relating to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill
UK construction

Performance insights into the UK construction sector

The European Construction Sector Observatory examines the performance of UK construction and what the future holds for the sector
morgan sindall

Construction firm Morgan Sindall wins £750m worth of contracts

British construction company Morgan Sindall has revealed it has won a series of major infrastructure contracts worth around £750m
housing targets

LGiU warns planning department cuts make housing targets unattainable

A new report has revealed government housing targets cannot be reached, and cuts to planning department resources are to blame
housing

Meeting a generation’s housing needs with “right-sizing”

Kim Vernau, Chief Executive Officer of BLP Insurance, discusses the difficulties facing older people seeking suitable housing in later life
Cambridge-Oxford growth corridor from the air

Design will determine success of Cambridge-Oxford growth corridor

NIC recommendations will reflect the quality and character of local communities across the Cambridge-Oxford growth corridor, says Phil Graham
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Housebuilders can help with air pollution, says BRE New Homes lead

Following air quality warnings in London, BRE New Homes and Communities Team Lead Gwyn Roberts explains how housebuilders can help tackle air pollution
South Canterbury Development plans

Fate of South Canterbury Development to be decided next week

A decision will be made on the future of the South Canterbury Development at a special planning committee in the city next week
German housing market

What can the UK learn from the German housing market?

A new paper compares the German housing market with that in the UK, highlighting possible lessons to be learned and missteps to be avoided