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!

building growth

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...
road

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...
housebuilding

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...
housing

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...
infrastructure

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...
eurozone

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...
construction law

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...
smart growth

The Smart Growth approach

Jon Reeds, Convenor of the Smart Growth UK coalition argues that to solve our housing shortage, we should examine our approach to residential densities and concentrate development within conurbations…
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Multimillion pound deal for retail scheme agreed

A multimillion pound deal to build a new retail sector in Handforth Dean has taken a step forward after an agreement was made for the land… The land next to the Handforth Dean retail park has been secured to build a multimillion pound retail hub. Consolidated Property Group (CPG), from Alderley...
fall housing

Major housebuilder says cost inflation is expected to fall next year

Taylor Wimpey has reported it expects building cost inflation to fall next year from the five per cent increase seen in 2015… According to a trading statement, major housebuilding firm Taylor Wimpey said it has seen a 23 per cent increase in its order book compared to last year. This...
planning

Under construction: research shows what kind of homes are being built

New research from the NHBC has revealed the type of properties under construction across the country… The National House Building Council (NHBC) has unveiled a varied picture of the type of properties that have been built across the UK. Figures for the year to date showed stark differences in the type...
rising house prices

Housing shortage pushes up prices in Scotland

According to a new survey, Scottish house prices are on the rise and are set to increase by around 25 per cent over the next five years… A new survey from RICS has revealed Scottish house prices are set to increase by 4.2 per cent per annum over the next...
construction

Conserving our heritage

The greatest challenge is finding ways for that building to earn its keep. Yet with the right uses and presentation, it can be a focal point for wider regeneration and a real asset to the surrounding community.
global construction

Global construction expected to see massive growth by 2030

Research carried out by Global Construction Perspectives has revealed global construction could grow 85 per cent by 2030… The global construction sector is expected to grow by 85 per cent to US$ 15.5 trillion, according to new research carried out by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics. The data suggested China,...

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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!