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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!

Greenbelt construction has increased

Green belt construction has increased

According to new figures, the number of new homes being approved on green belt land has increased five-fold in the last five years... Figures obtained by the BBC, and collected by Glenigan, show the amount of construction taking place on green belt land across England has increased significantly. According to the...
Welsh convention centre expected to be approved

Welsh convention centre expected to be approved

A new convention centre in Newport, Wales, is set to receive the green light from the council, it has emerged... Plans for a convention centre located at Newport's Celtic Manor resort are expected to gain approval. The Wales International Convention Centre will be able reach 4,000 delegate capacity and as such...
Plans for a £25m mixed-use scheme submitted

Plans for a £25m mixed-use scheme submitted

A planning application for a new housing and retail development on the site of the former Walton Hospital, Merseyside, has been submitted for approval. Mulbury Homes has submitted a planning proposal for a multi-million pound project in Walton, Merseyside. The development will be built on the site of Walton Hospital and...
Planning reformed: new opportunities

Planning reformed: new opportunities

Just months into the biggest planning and local government shake up in a generation, Turley Belfast Office Director Michael Gordon provides some early thoughts… The first round of Planning Committee meetings has passed off largely uneventfully. Applications decided have generally been of the garden variety, rather than controversial. Where the...
The pros and cons of Right to Buy

The pros and cons of Right to Buy

Adjacent Digital Politics looks at the scheme and examines the pros and cons of selling off England's publicly-owned housing stock... There has been a lot of hand wringing and mud slinging over the issue of Right to Buy. For better or worse, the system allows council tenants to purchase their local...
Plans submitted for £20m Leeds University refurb

Plans submitted for £20m Leeds University refurb

Plans have been submitted for a £20m refurbishment of a number of buildings located at the University of Leeds campus... A planning application has been submitted to transform four interconnected buildings at the University of Leeds. The buildings range from the early 1900s to the late 1990s and have grown...
£200m City of London office project plans revealed

£200m City of London office project plans revealed

Plans to develop a £200m office building in the City of London have been revealed... Marick Real Estate and Swiss-based Partners Group are set to develop a 245,000 sq ft office building in the City of London. The project, which will be located at 80 Fenchurch Street, will see the see...
Smart cities standards, the story so far

Smart cities standards, the story so far

Saviour Alfino Smart Cities Standards Strategy Project Manager at BSI discusses how standards are shaping the future city landscape… There are many reasons to support the case of the smart city, be that creating a ‘greener’ environment, with improved use of shared resources and greater efficiency. Or simply accommodating the...
Surge in the construction of new homes

Surge in the construction of new homes

New figures have revealed the number of new homes being built across the country has surged, with completed properties reaching the highest level for nearly six years... The latest data on housebuilding has shown levels have more than doubled since 2009. Both starts and completions have increased over the past...
Kendal affordable homes project nears completion

Kendal affordable homes project nears completion

A multi-million pound project to deliver 27 new affordable homes in Kendal is nearing completion... The lack of affordable homes is a growing issue. With many young people giving up on property ownership altogether the pressure is on the rental market to deliver quality homes for affordable prices. In areas that...
Housing shortage holding back UK property market

Housing shortage holding back UK property market

Industry experts have warned a supply shortage of residential properties is holding back the UK housing market... A new survey carried out by conveyancing services firm myhomemove has revealed the vast majority of property professionals believe the UK housing market is being hindered by a shortage of stock. The data showed...
Green Growth the Nordic Way

Green Growth the Nordic Way

Michael Funch, Senior Communications Adviser at the Nordic Council of Ministers details how the Nordic cooperation addresses the green economy challenge… The challenge involved in developing a green economy is common to governments all over the world. In the Nordic region, there is a long standing tradition for working together...
Cheshire East Council has revealed a total of 36,000 new homes need to be built across east Cheshire by 2030 to meet demand for housing

36,000 homes needed in East Cheshire

Cheshire East Council has revealed a total of 36,000 new homes need to be built across east Cheshire by 2030 to meet demand for housing... It is no secret there is a housing shortage across the UK. With demand outstripping supply there is a significant amount of new builds needed...
Housebuilding across the UK sees growth

Housebuilding across the UK sees growth

According to new figures released by the National Housebuilding Council, the number of new homes registered in the first three months of the year saw growth compared to the year before... Across the UK a total of 40,281 new homes were registered in the first quarter of the year. The National...

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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!