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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!

Planning and Building Control Today now live!

Welcome to the July 2016 edition of PBC Today. As I write this, we are just one week on from a referendum result that has plunged the country into political turmoil. Right at this moment, the Tories and Labour are in political meltdown as they try to adjust to the...

Scottish government gives Edinburgh’s Local Development Plan feedback

The Scottish government has given feedback on Edinburgh’s Local Development Plan, which includes details on thousands of potential new homes for the city… Feedback has been given on the City of Edinburgh Council’s proposed Local Development Plan (LDP). The report stated a number of recommendations, which were in response to...

Council house building needs renaissance

The Local Government Association has called for action to help meet the future demand of council housing… Research published by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed some four million people will need access to affordable housing in the future. This will be the case even if the country achieves full employment...

MPs to consult on housebuilding capacity

A new consultation into the ability of the country to meet the demands for new homes has been launched by MPs… The Communities and Local Government Committee is calling upon chief executives of major developers to give their perspective on the country’s ability to meet housing demand. The inquiry will examine...

Diverse developments bring different demands

Ian Streets of About Access Ltd explains how diverse developments require a separate set of procedures when considering accessibility… The variances which may give rise to confusion over design standards for dwellings can be different again when it comes to other buildings. Properties other than dwellings are covered by a...

The UK planning system – fit for purpose?

In the first of a two-part article discussing the British planning system, Christian Hilber, Associate Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, argues that the UK planning system has serious flaws and delivers benefits only at excessively high costs, mainly hurting the young There is no denial:...

Persimmon confident Brexit will not halt strong performance

Housebuilder Persimmon has expressed confidence that the vote to leave the EU will not impact its performance Unsurprisingly the run up to the EU referendum saw a great deal of uncertainty for the construction sector. Markit/CIPS showed in June a fall in construction output, with growth dropping at the fastest...

Redrow signs deal to build on UK’s largest residential scheme

Housebuilder Redrow is set to join the UK’s largest residential scheme after signing a deal to build 200 plots… Developer Urban & Civic has signed a deal with housebuilder Redrow to build 200 plots at their Alconbury Weald site in Cambridgeshire. The scheme is set to see more than 5,000 new...

Brexit has not impacted Kier but has created uncertainty

Kier Group has revealed the vote to leave the EU has not had a significant impact on their business dealings to date, but has created an air of uncertainty… In the run up to the vote there were considerable concerns about the impact of a Brexit on the construction sector....

Search underway for contractors to deliver Nottingham housing scheme

Local contractors, builders, and suppliers have been called upon to tender for work on a new housing development in Nottingham… Housing and construction specialist Keepmoat is hosting an event aimed at bringing together contractors, builders, and suppliers in Nottingham to deliver a multi-million pounding housing scheme. The development, which will be...

Oxford City Council starts Local Plan consultation process

Consultations are underway in Oxford to create a new Local Plan to help guide development in the area for the next two decades… Work has begun on a Local Plan for Oxford. The city council has started consultations that will shape the development of the region over the next 20...

When is a Garden City not a Garden City?

The DCLG’s second wave of garden settlements under garden city principles hits the right notes but still falls short on specifics according to David Edwards, Director at Place-Make In March 2016, the DCLG released a prospectus for the development of up to twelve self-contained villages and an unspecified number of...

R&D tax credits – do you qualify?

R&D tax credits can help when bringing expensive innovations to market, and the process of claiming isn’t all that difficult as Claire Curtis-Thomas, CEO at the British Board of Agrément (BBA) explains The British Board of Agrément (BBA) positively enjoys looking at and assessing new construction products, and we have...

Accounts of the original New Town programme published

A new publication has revealed first-hand accounts of the UK’s New Towns programme… Five figures involved in the original New Town programmes have given their insight into the scheme in a new report published by Idox. Idox, which provides planning, building control, and related services, launched the “Planning the new towns...

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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!