Planning & Construction News

Planning & Construction is a crucial and somewhat challenging part in the execution of construction projects. It incorporates a whole host of tasks, from the estimation of resources and duration of tasks to the choice of technology and predicted budget of a project. Developing the planning & construction strategy is a vital task in the management of construction. It may also be helpful when making organisational judgments about the relationships between project participants and even which organisations to include in a project. Our team of editors offer a wide range of planning & construction-based articles. We look at projects applying for planning permission, projects successfully completed and the planning system as a whole. There are plenty of newsy pieces and features delving deeper into the world of construction for you to get your teeth into… enjoy!

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UK construction ends the year on a positive note

The UK’s construction sector ended the year on a high as the figures revealed growth was seen during December… The construction industry exceeded expectations during the last month of 2015, it has emerged. Figures from the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the construction sector revealed an increase from 55.3 in...
houses with money

New Homes Bonus consultation underway

Reform of the New Homes Bonus regime could see payments end for planning authorities who do not have a local plan in place… Proposed changes to the New Homes Bonus could have a significant impact on local planning authorities. The New Homes Bonus is a grant paid to local councils for...
LGA

LGA says penalties should be given to slow housing developers

Developers who do not finish building before planning permission expires should face penalties, says local authority representative, the Local Government Association… The pressure is on to get the nation building. Government targets to deliver new affordable housing across the UK are certainly ambitious (and perhaps ultimately unachievable), but nevertheless developers are attempting...

Planning and Building Control Today is now live!

Welcome to the first issue of 2016 – a year full of deadlines and expected changes for all in the construction sector...
housing zones

New Housing Zones secure funding

More than £6m has been granted to councils to begin work on Housing Zones across the country in a bid to increase the number of properties available… Tens of thousands of homes are set to be built under government plans to develop on brownfield land. As part of this development plan,...
planning

Planning authorities need to give Welsh language consideration

Provisions have come into force today to ensure the Welsh language is considered when preparing or revising local development plans… Planning authorities will have to give consideration to the use of the Welsh language in proposals going forward. The Welsh government said it is now a requirement to ensure the impact...
housing shortage

Addressing the UK Housing Shortage

When we consider the problem of the UK housing shortage, we must also consider all the constraints traditional homebuilding methods face
land reclamation

The modern role of land reclamation for housing

How land reclamation, or brownfield development, can be used to address a housing shortage, returning land into ‘beneficial use’…
houses

Government will commission 13,000 new homes

The government will take the role of national housebuilder as the PM is set to announce it will directly commission thousands of affordable new homes… The government certainly knows the issues that lay at the forefront of public concern. Affordable housing was undoubtedly one of the most talked about topics...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

All the team here at PBC Today would like to wish all our readers, clients and contributors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will be back on the 4th January to continue with our news, features and opinion pieces, along with the January edition of Planning...

2016 is the year for the construction industry to invest

Richard Threlfall, KPMG’s Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction, forecasts a positive outlook for the construction industry in 2016 and calls on all businesses in the sector to start to invest... He said: “2016 will be a good year for the construction industry. Tier 1s will stabilise, labour supply and price...

The modern role of land reclamation for housing

Andy Moffat and Danielle Sinnett of the British Land Reclamation Society summarise how land reclamation, or brownfield development, can be used to address a housing shortage, returning land into ‘beneficial use’… The term land reclamation is less used these days than it was in the last decades of the twentieth...

Firm pledges £100m housing investment

A new housing company has committed to investing around £100m in the social housing and mid-market rental sector… Ediston Homes has pledged to boost the social housing and mid-market rental sector over the next four years, injecting significant funding to develop it. The firm is the housebuilding arm of property investment,...

Specification for 2016 – an analysis

After a successful inaugural year, ASSA ABLOY UK Specification looks ahead to 2016 and how it believes the construction industry will respond following a year of mixed fortunes... Despite the dip in the latter part of 2015, latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association (CPA) predict that construction output...

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Planning & Construction News

Planning & Construction is a crucial and somewhat challenging part in the execution of construction projects. It incorporates a whole host of tasks, from the estimation of resources and duration of tasks to the choice of technology and predicted budget of a project.

Developing the planning & construction strategy is a vital task in the management of construction. It may also be helpful when making organisational judgments about the relationships between project participants and even which organisations to include in a project.

Our team of editors offer a wide range of planning & construction-based articles. We look at projects applying for planning permission, projects successfully completed and the planning system as a whole. There are plenty of newsy pieces and features delving deeper into the world of construction for you to get your teeth into… enjoy!