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.

Language used in conservation legislation can lead to misinterpretation

Language used in conservation legislation can lead to misinterpretation

What’s in a word? Mark Thackerey BSC TP MRTPI, Principle Consultant at Walsingham Planning explains why it’s difficult to interpret conservation legislation The English language is wonderfully diverse, with umpteen/loads/lots of words meaning the same thing and still more with the subtlest variance in their meaning. It is the greatest...
Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps gets boost with H2020 funding

Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps projected supported by H2020 funding

A new project funded by Horizon 2020 will demonstrate and develop the concept of individual Building Renovation Roadmaps
£10m mechanical and engineering contract won by SES Engineering Services

£10m mechanical and engineering contract won by SES Engineering Services

An engineering specialist has won two £10m mechanical and engineering contracts to deliver new schools and community centres
The rise of the tech sector and how planners can support its evolution

The rise of the tech sector and how planners can support its evolution

As the UK’s tech sector goes from strength to strength, Idox’s Donna Gardiner looks at the role of planning and policy in fostering its future growth
Negative press about the quality of properties built by housebuilder Bovis has seen another £3.5m being put aside to pay for repairs

Bovis earmarks an extra £3.5m to fix construction errors

Negative press about the quality of properties built by housebuilder Bovis has seen another £3.5m being put aside to pay for repairs
Building offsite: Construction is taking shape in factories across the UK

Building offsite: Construction is taking shape in factories across the UK

Buildoffsite explains why building offsite in factories is an attractive method that provides many benefits and opportunities for the construction industry
Councils should be given a greater role to solve the housing crisis

Councils should be given a greater role to solve the housing crisis

A new report suggests the key to solving the UK’s ongoing housing crisis is to give local councils more power to buy and sell land
Construction slowdown seen in June according to latest PMI

Construction slowdown seen in June according to latest PMI

Figures reveal a construction slowdown last month, with the Purchasing Managers’ Index falling lower than expected
CITB makes efficiency savings by streamlining operations and focusing on key priorities

CITB makes efficiency savings by streamlining operations and focusing on key priorities

According to the latest annual reports and accounts, CITB has supported a number of apprenticeships and training schemes, benefiting the industry
Masonry solutions are key when it comes to building more homes

Masonry solutions are key when it comes to building more homes

Guy Thompson of The Concrete Centre outlines the response by the Modern Masonry Alliance to the Housing White Paper, "Fixing our broken housing market”
Homeowners should book their builder at least four months prior to starting work

Homeowners should book their builder at least four months prior to starting work

New research from the Federation of Master Builders has revealed homeowners should allow four months’ notice to hire a builder
General Election result - where now for construction?

General Election result – where now for construction?

Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance examines the impact of the recent General Election result and what it means for the construction industry
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