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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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National Infrastructure Commission becomes executive agency

The Chancellor has revealed the National Infrastructure Commission will become an executive agency, with greater independence…
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The six stages of the smart city challenge for local government

Recent research suggests that local government needs to pass through six stages in their journey to smart city status, as John Fox, Managing Director of Lucy Zodion describes.
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Planning permission sought on revised housing plans following opposition

A fresh planning application has been submitted by developers hoping to build 135 new homes in Whitfield following opposition to the scheme…
Air Quality Management

How to address air quality in planning applications

The issue of air quality has been rising in the news of late, and its impact on planning applications is a key factor as explained by Roger Barrowcliffe, Vice Chair, Institute of Air Quality Management.
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Scottish planning system is ‘failing to deliver’ homes target

New figures have revealed the Scottish planning system is failing to deliver the number of homes needed in the country…

Construction charter drawn up by Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Council has launched a new construction charter that will promote local employment, fair wages, and protection for workers…
Further regulation won’t help solve the housing crisis

Further regulation won’t help solve the housing crisis

Reflecting on the recent APPG inquiry into the quality and workmanship of new housing in England, Rico Wojtulewicz, Policy Advisor at the House Builders Association argues that more regulation won't solve the housing crisis
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The housebuilder’s challenge: a realistic target?

74 percent of housebuilders think the government’s aim of building a million homes during the current Parliament is unachievable. Gwyn Roberts, Homes and Communities Leader at BRE Global examines what can be done to make this target a reality
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Let’s seize the opportunity of smart infrastructure

Smart infrastructure can offer exciting opportunities and transform our thinking, but there is an urgent need to incorporate it more quickly, as argued here by Nabil Abou-Rahme, Head of Smart Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald
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Creating opportunities for affordable work and business space

Creating opportunities for affordable work and business space is achievable if done through sensitive urban renewal and place-making, as highlighted here by David Edwards, Director at Place-Make.

Partnership between Wrexham Council and Glyndwr University wins award

Wrexham Council’s Housing Service and Glyndwr University have won a national award for a tenant-led regeneration engagement project.

Residential development arm launched by Wates

Wates has launched a national residential arm that will allow the firm to expand its investment portfolio.
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State of the Nation – A housing shortage

In addressing the continuing issue of a housing shortage, Richard Ogden, Chairman of Buildoffsite is still waiting for a modern, innovative approach to delivering the homes that the UK needs.

UK construction output returns to growth in September

The construction sector saw a growth in output during September’s PMI, shaking off the post-Brexit slump.

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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!