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.

What impact could the Digital Economy Bill have on land and property owners?

What impact could the Digital Economy Bill have on land and property owners?

In the summer the Digital Economy Bill is set to pass. Fisher German outline what impact the legislation could have on landowners and telecoms industry
Fasteners and hinges are important for the sustainability and longevity of a building

Fasteners and hinges are important for the sustainability and longevity of a building

SFS intec Limited explains why fasteners and hinges are a crucial part of both the structure and the aesthetics of a building
Bovis Homes rejects Redrow and Galliford Try takeover bids

Bovis Homes rejects Redrow and Galliford Try takeover bids

Takeover talks with both Galliford Try and Redrow have been rejected by struggling housebuilder Bovis Homes, it has emerged
Housing associations are 'front and centre' in Housing White Paper

Housing associations are ‘front and centre’ in Housing White Paper

David Baybut, Head of Real Estate and Partner at law firm Stephensons outlines the key role housing associations have to play in tackling the shortage of homes
Council housing building programme in South Lanarkshire to double its targets by 2022

Council housing building programme in South Lanarkshire to double its targets by 2022

An ambitious council housing building programme expects to complete 1,000 extra homes by 2022, benefiting South Lanarkshire residents
The Housing White Paper: not much stick and even less carrot

The Housing White Paper: not much stick and even less carrot

Mark Thackerey, Principal Consultant, Walsingham Planning outlines the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of the Housing White Paper
Quality homes must be at the forefront of the government's housing plans

Quality homes must be at the forefront of the government’s housing plans

It is not enough to simply build more houses; rather there should be a focus on creating quality homes. Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance explains
Small housing developments dominate London’s pipeline, but only provide one in five homes

Small housing developments dominate London’s pipeline, but only provide one in five homes

More support is needed for small housing developments to ensure demand for new property in the capital is met, says new analysis
Edinburgh build to rent village gets go ahead following £215m agreement

Edinburgh build to rent village gets go ahead following £215m agreement

A new joint venture will see 525 new homes developed as part of a £215m Edinburgh build to rent scheme Developer Moda Living and investment manager Apache Capital will deliver hundreds of new homes as an Edinburgh build to rent scheme is given the green light. The multimillion pound deal will...
New build homes are increasingly seeing major faults, say 51 per cent of homeowners

New build homes: 51 per cent of homeowners report faults on properties

A new survey has revealed more than half of new build homes in England have experienced problems with construction, fittings and utilities
Planning application fees increase opposed by Scottish housebuilders

Planning application fees increase opposed by Scottish housebuilders

A proposal from the Scottish government to raise planning application fees has been challenged by housebuilders
Construction industry sees slight growth in February but costs continue to soar

Construction industry sees slight growth in February but costs continue to soar

February gives a mixed picture for the construction industry with growth offset by a slowdown in new orders and rapidly rising costs
Can high-rise accommodation play a role in tackling the housing shortage?

Can high-rise accommodation play a role in tackling the housing shortage?

A new study has been launched to examine if post-war high-rise public housing can help solve the chronic housing shortage
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New build homes are out of reach for 80 per cent of working families

Research has revealed that some 80 per cent of working families are unable to afford to buy new build homes, even with government help schemes