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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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Music industry could benefit from changes to the Planning Bill

The music industry has welcomed proposed amendments to the Planning Bill that would protect existing venues from new developments… Labour is pushing for new amendments to the Planning and Housing Bill that would mean grassroot music venues would have some measure of protection from new developments. The sector has suffered as...
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Ealing’s new planning notification system criticised

The move from neighbour notification letters to lamp post site notices near proposed developments in Ealing has been criticised… The way in which Ealing’s planning department informs local residents about new planning applications has allegedly led to an increase in complaints. Ealing replaced its neighbour notification letters system with new lamp...
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Construction growth hits seven-month low

UK construction industry drops to a seven-month low during November due to the weakest expansion in housing activity since the middle of 2013… The latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index revealed a decline in activity during November. According to the figures, the sector experienced a drop from 58.8 in October...
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£10m IoT prize for Manchester project

A new innovative project in Manchester has been chosen as the recipient of a £10m government-led technology competition…
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Architects say new homes are too small

A report from the Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed new homes are far too small for people to live in them comfortably… A new report has warned many new homes do not meet the minimum space standard required for a comfortable home. Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) said...
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Vanished London – unlocking new creations

Jake Mason, CEO of Evolve argues that developers should learn to make use of the rich, but now vanished history of neighbourhoods in London, highlighting how British Land could use the story of Norton Folgate… London echoes to the sounds of countless vanished neighbourhoods. These dimly remembered areas can be...
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Confidence swells in the construction industry

A new survey has revealed the construction industry remains confident as the UK forges forward with some of the largest infrastructure projects seen in a generation… The Infrastructure Outlook Report, based on research from Ipsos Mori and commissioned by construction firm Tarmac, has revealed confidence in the construction sector. The survey...
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Public sector building has increased economic growth

Researchers suggest up to half of Scotland’s economic growth could be due to public sector building… According to the official figures, Scotland’s economy grew by 1.9 per cent in the year to June. Researchers from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Spice) have suggested this increase was driven by public and...
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Spending Review: Infrastructure comes out streets ahead

At the heart of the government’s Spending Review today was a commitment to developing the infrastructure of the nation. Planning and Building Control Today discusses what this means for the construction sector, as well as the challenges ahead… The government has made no secret of the fact infrastructure lies at...
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Housing to get boost in Spending Review

Housebuilding is set to receive a boost during the Spending Review today… The housing crisis is an issue that has been at the forefront of debate recently, with a lack of affordable homes leading to numerous reports of “Generation Rent”—droves of people stuck in the rental market because buying property...
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Planning changes in the air

Steven Pearson, planning consultant and legal author at legislation analysts Cedrec, discusses the implications of recent changes to UK planning law… In May 2015, the government used the Queen’s Speech to outline their aim to increase housing supply in England and Wales. Fast forward five months and those aims are...
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Submissions called for on critical infrastructure challenges

The newly formed Infrastructure Commission has launched a new Call for Evidence relating to critical infrastructure challenges… Last week, interim chair of the National Infrastructure Committee launched a Call for Evidence relating to three of the UK’s major infrastructure challenges. Lord Andrew Adonis launched the call during a two day visit...
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Construction in the Eurozone sees a drop during September

Figures released by Eurostat show construction output across the Eurozone declined in September… Recovery in the construction sector has struggled to gain ground within the Eurozone. Data has revealed after nearly a decade of decline the industry is still finding it difficult to maintain good levels of output. According to figures...
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NBS survey finds construction disputes still prevalent

A new survey from the NBS has revealed the number of disputes reported within the construction sector remain widespread… The National Building Specification (NBS) has released the findings of its third major survey investigating construction contracts and other legal issues. The survey, which questioned more than 20 industry bodies, encouraged...

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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!