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!

Anthony Pettorino, Architects Register,

Architect Anthony Pettorino banished from Architects Register

The Architects Registration Board’s (ARB) Professional Conduct Committee has erased Anthony Pettorino of AJP Architects Ltd from the register following unacceptable conduct.
Oakervee review,

Midlands Connect urges Boris to release full Oakervee review

Midlands Connect has written to PM Boris Johnson stating that any delay or downgrade of HS2 is a “serious concern” and further leaks are “simply unacceptable".
Emirates Old Trafford,

Emirates Old Trafford extension gets the go-ahead

Trafford Council has approved the next phase of the £60m redevelopment at Emirates Old Trafford for Lancashire Cricket.
uk exports, UK Africa Investment Summit,

£620m financial support announced for UK infrastructure exports to Africa

The international trade secretary, Liz Truss, announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided financing worth £620m to support UK infrastructure exports to Ghana, Zambia, Gabon and Uganda.
late payments, small business commissioner, Lord Mendelsohn,

Labour peer introduces 30-day limit to eliminate late payments

Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn has introduced legislation to help tackle the issue of late payments in construction and to strengthen the powers of the small business commissioner.
housing design, housing developments

Audit slams ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’ in England

The design of new housing schemes in England is ‘mediocre’ and ‘poor’, leading to ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’, according to research conducted by UCL for CPRE and the Place Alliance.
Garden Communities, local plan, Housing delivery,

Garden Communities, Local Plans and housing delivery

Garden Communities can help meet local housing needs, but require confidence over implementation to avoid housing delivery failure, says Lachlan Anderson-Frank of planning and development consultancy Lichfields.
Construction industry,

What the construction industry needs from Boris

In the wake of Boris Johnson’s election win, Ibrahim Imam, founder of PlanRadar, looks at five things the new prime minister needs to deliver for the construction industry.

Amey wins £49m highways maintenance contract extension

North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) has extended Amey's highways maintenance and management contract for a further three years until June 2024.
Carillion collapse, Increased construction costs,

Increased construction costs for hospitals delayed by Carillion collapse

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released its latest report, which shows serious delays and increased construction costs for two hospital developments due to the Carillion collapse.
construction academy, Anthony Kirtley,

Burglar caught after leaving blood-stained tissue at construction academy

A burglar who raided the Learning Curve Group construction academy in Sunderland has been convicted after he dropped a blood-stained tissue at the scene.
Black arrow, Blackthorne Point, warehouse development

Black Arrow warehouse development gets the green light

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has won a grant for planning permission for Black Arrow, a warehouse development at its Blackthorne Point industrial estate in Poyle.
Construction industry in 2019,

Construction industry in 2019 review – and 2020 preview

Simon Lewis and Michelle Essen of WBD take a look at some of the key legal changes and industry developments for construction in 2019, and highlight a few things to expect in 2020.
SVK Fibre Cement, Cement Façades,

SVK Fibre Cement Facades

Wienerberger’s SVK Fibre Cement Façade solution achieves the perfect balance of high performance and high design, offering durability and safety without sacrificing visual appeal.

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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!