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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 leaders address EU elephant in referendum debate

The promise of new opportunities, the housing crisis, international trade and the skills shortage all came into question as panellists at the latest UK Construction Week EU Referendum advisory panel, in partnership with World Architecture News, debated the pros and cons of leaving the EU... Taking place at Grimshaw Architects’...
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North West sees significant construction activity

The North West was named the second most active area for construction projects in the first quarter of this year… Research has revealed the North West saw the most amount of construction activity during Q1, beaten only by London and the South East. The data, which was collated by the JLL...
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The number of new homes built in the West Midlands declines

Despite seeing a seven year high for completions nationally, the West Midlands saw the number of new homes registered fall … Nationally, new build completions are on the rise, with a surge being seen in areas such as Wakefield and London. However, the West Midlands did not perform as well,...

Seven year high for housing completions

New figures have revealed the number of new homes built is at the highest levels since 2008 to 2009… The number of new built homes has continued to increase, reaching the highest levels since 2008 to 2009. The statistics were collected from building control officers at local authorities, the National...
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Miller Homes and Wates join forces

Miller Homes and Wates have entered into a joint venture with the aim of increasing business opportunities for both organisations… Housebuilders Miller Homes and Wates Developments have entered into a joint venture that will increase opportunities for both firms. The venture is not the first time the two firms have come...
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EFA to publish new school building framework

A new school building framework is set to be published, with some 30 places available… The Education Funding Agency has announced plans to publish a new school building framework. It will be used to deliver free schools, university technical colleges, studio schools, and academies. Parties interested in the framework, which will...
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Small construction firms will vote on EU based on personal beliefs

A new poll has revealed that more than 80 per cent of small construction firm bosses will base their vote in the referendum on their own beliefs, rather than business interests… A new poll carried out by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed more than 80 per cent...
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Anderson Construction wins £2m worth of contracts

Aberdeen-based building firm Anderson Construction has revealed it has £2m worth of new contracts on its books… Anderson Construction has won £2m worth of construction contracts in the north-east. The Aberdeen-based firm said this figure includes a range of projects, such as an £800,000 extension and refurbishment contract for Camphill...

Gladman denied planning appeal for 120 homes in Herefordshire

Developer Gladman has been denied planning permission to construct 120 new homes in Bromyard, Herefordshire… A planning inspector has thrown out a planning appeal to build some 120 new homes in Bromyard, Herefordshire. The decision comes after a four-day planning inquiry took place last month to discuss the issue. Inspector Stuart Nixon...

Developers cast doubt on starter homes delivery

Developers have cast doubt on the ability to deliver the government’s target of 200,000 starter homes by 2020… Last week, the government finally passed the Housing and Planning Bill into legislation. One of the areas it covered is starter homes, which have undoubtedly been a contentious issue. The government plans to...
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Analysis reveals £62.6bn increase in construction pipeline

The value of the UK government’s construction pipeline has grown by £62.6bn since August 2015… An analysis carried out by KPMG has revealed growth in the UK government’s construction pipeline. According to the data there has been a £62.6bn jump in the value of the pipeline since August 2015. This growth reflects...

Queen’s Speech: Planning and infrastructure

During the state opening of parliament, the Queen outlined the government’s plans for planning and infrastructure… The Queen’s Speech today outlined a number of areas relating to planning and infrastructure for the year ahead. Among this was the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill for England and Wales. This aims to focus...

Billions in unclaimed R&D tax credits lost by construction firms

Law firm Moore Stephens has warned construction firms are missing out on billions of pounds worth of tax credits for research and development… Billions of pounds worth of tax credits for research and development are slipping through the fingers of construction firms, it has been revealed. Law firm Moore Stephens said...

New programme will help communities build their own homes

A new scheme launched by Locality will help communities to tackle housing shortages in their local area by building their own homes… Twenty-two groups are set to start their own community-led affordable housing projects as part of a new initiative. The Early Stage Support Programme, launched by Locality and funded by...

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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!