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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!

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...
House prices expected to increase nationwide

House prices expected to increase nationwide

House prices are expected to increase 1.5 per cent nationwide, but London will see a 3.6 per cent dip... For the first time in six years house prices across the UK are expected to outperform those in London during 2015. Analysts have predicted that house prices will increase by 1.5 per...
Multimillion-pound Hull housing scheme starts work

Multimillion-pound Hull housing scheme starts work

Work has begun on a new housing development that will deliver hundreds of new homes in Hull to enable independent living for residents... A new £82m project is set to start construction. The development, located in Hull, will see 316 new apartments spread across three locations. The housing will provide accommodation...
Council gains funding for brownfield homes

Council gains funding for brownfield homes

Cheshire East Council has announced it has secured a government grant to build new homes on brownfield land in Macclesfield... The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed it will provide funding for Cheshire East Council to make brownfield sites in Macclesfield ready for development. The funding will be...
Construction on Bangor's art centre 'chaotic'

Bangor’s art centre construction ‘chaotic’

A construction worker has revealed the chaos surrounding the development of Galliford Try's Pontio art centre at Bangor University... The art centre, which is expected to open in September, has been described a “chaotic” project by a construction worker. The £49m art centre in Gwynedd is being paid for predominately with...
Combatting machinery theft

Combating machinery theft

Commander Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police outlines his involvement with the CEA’s Security and Registration Scheme – CESAR, and how machinery theft is being reduced… Commander Neil Basu is the head of Gangs and Organised Crime, within Specialist Crime and Operations for the Metropolitan Police and is responsible for...
Plans for Sheffield renovation submitted

Plans for Sheffield renovation submitted

Plans have been submitted to renovate Sheffield's historic grade II-listed Provincial House, which will create a hundred new apartments... Hartshead Square Developments has submitted plans for a 23,600 sq ft site based in the centre of the St Vincent's Quarter. The proposal is to convert and renovate Provincial House, which...
£140m deal for next generation retail park

£140m deal for next generation retail park

Plans for a £140m retail and leisure complex take one step closer to reality after the Crown Estate purchases the site from LXB Retail Properties... The Crown Estate has bought a 400,000 sq ft site from LXB Retail Properties. The location has been proposed as the site of a new...
Newcastle regeneration developer appointed

Newcastle regeneration developer appointed

A multimillion pound regeneration plan for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, is set to get underway after a developer was appointed... Nottingham-based firm Henry Davidson Developments has been named the preferred development partner for the Ryecroft regeneration initiative after striking a deal with Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council. The scheme will see...

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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!