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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!

RIBA survey finds architects positive about future

RIBA survey finds architects positive about future

A survey carried out by the Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed the sector is increasingly positive about future workloads... The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) Future Trends survey asked respondents to give monthly predictions for overall workload and staffing levels over the next three months. It also...
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Building for life — building for housing

John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs at the Home Builders Federation (HBF) details how ‘Building for Life’ represents good urban design, and could help with the national housing crisis
Stamp duty help for first-time buyers

Stamp duty help for first-time buyers

Ed Miliband has promised to provide assistance for first-time buyers if Labour win the General Election on 7 May... Ed Miliband has announced plans to make it easier for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder. Policy focused on houseownership is always going to prove popular with the electorate, particularly...
Sustainable building the RE-Fab way

Sustainable building the RE-Fab way

David Simpson MRTPI, Planning Advisor for the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) examines the RE-Fab approach and its potential to allow for the sustainable deconstruction and re-deployment of buildings or their components… RE-Fab was officially launched at Resource on 4th March 2015. The name RE-Fab is derived from the...
Decline in public sector building work

Decline in public sector building work

The RICS construction report has revealed a decline in the amount of public sector building work taking place in Northern Ireland Despite an increase in the overall work levels between 1 January to 31 March, a new survey has shown the construction sector in Northern Ireland is lagging behind the...
Businesses must be ready for construction projects

Businesses can benefit from construction projects

CBI Wales has called for businesses to be ready to make the most of investment in major construction projects, in particular the electrification of the rail network Construction projects such as the £1.1bn electrification of the rail line between London and south Wales are set to benefit businesses in Wales,...
Plans submitted for 2,000 homes in Warwickshire

Plans submitted for 2,000 homes in Warwickshire

Outline planning permission has been submitted to the local council for a new development comprising of 2,000 homes The development of 2,000 new homes near Gaydon, Warwickshire, has taken a step closer to fruition after the first phase was submitted to planning officials. The proposals, lodged by Nexus Planning on behalf...
Oxfordshire shopping centre expansion approved

Oxfordshire shopping centre expansion approved

Plans to expand a shopping centre in Oxfordshire by almost a quarter have been approved by the local council's planning committee Oxfordshire shopping centre Bicester Village is set to increase its floor space after planning permission was granted to expand the facility. Bicester Village opened in 1995 and comprised of 65...
Construction projects in Cumbria worth £8.7bn

Construction projects in Cumbria worth £8.7bn

New research has revealed the amount of construction taking place in Cumbria over the next three years is worth £8.7bn The pipeline analysis, which was collected and created by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, looked at assessing the needs of the entire North West region in regards to construction. The...
Planning permission disrupted by the election

Planning permission disrupted by the election

Housing developer Persimmon said the General Election is causing disruption to the planning process... British housebuilder firm Persimmon said it has been difficult to win planning permission for new developments in the run up to the election. The General Election, which will take place on 7 May, is set to be...
Northern Ireland housing market on the rise

Northern Ireland’s housing market on the rise

A new survey has revealed the housing market in Northern Ireland saw an increase during the month of March According to a new survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) the number of new instructions to sell properties in Northern Ireland increased for the first time this year...
Greens would scrap NPPF

The Greens would scrap NPPF

In its manifesto, the Green Party revealed plans to repeal the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), instead focusing on collaborative national spatial plans... The Green Party revealed its manifesto yesterday. While it focused on a wide range of issues, it also outlined its manifesto in regard to the planning and building sector. One...
Planning online – streamlining the process

Planning online – streamlining the process

Southwark Council explain the move from a paper-based planning application process to an online version in an attempt to reduce paper waste and to streamline processes… Southwark Council has replaced its online planning system with Idox’s Public Access system, a more robust planning portal, widely used by councils across the...
SuDS at the supermarket

SuDS at the supermarket

Martin Fairley Research Director at ACO Water Management explains how SuDS have been utilised to achieve effective surface water management and biodiversity… A collaboration between Leicester City Council, Asda, ISG and ACO Water Management has enabled a first in sustainable urban drainage (SuDs) within a supermarket development. The integrated drainage...

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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!