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!

A sustainable CIL approach

Angus Saunders Principal Project Officer at Brent Council highlights how CIL can be used for sustainable growth and development. Brent recently introduced the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), being amongst one of the first London boroughs to do so. We have plans for extensive growth in both homes and jobs over...

Unnecessary red tape to be cut

Changes to help simplify the planning process are to be phased in as part of the Red Tape Challenge. Unnecessary red tape that is no longer needed and which added to the cost of providing new houses and enterprises will be cut as part of the Red Tape Challenge. These changes will help...

Government sets out CIL reforms

Following on from the Community Infrastructure Levy consultation, a new report sets out further Regulatory Reforms. The Community Infrastructure Levy, introduced in 2010, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The levy charge is a set tariff used...
community engagement

Connect, Engage and Involve

Claire Cope, Head of Local Engagement at Turley Associates gauges the true value of community engagement programmes. The government’s localism agenda requires that developers lead community consultation programmes before any planning application is submitted. But what does a good community engagement programme look like? The Localism Act 2011 establishes a clear...
Archaeologist

The real threat to archaeology

In July 2013 a report on local government staff resources allocated to archaeology and building conservation was issued jointly by English Heritage, the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO), and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation1. The report outlined unequivocally the significant decline in the availability of the...

NPPF: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Eighteen months from publication Suzan Yildiz, Head of Planning at Olswang LLP considers the operation of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in practice From its very conception, the NPPF incited hyperbole from the pro-development and environmental lobby alike. The (then) planning minister proclaimed “development is growth”, its authors declared...
Planning

Permitted development rights start at home

Chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee Clive Betts gives thought to changes to planning rules for homeowners. A year has passed since Eric Pickles announced a relaxation of planning rules for homeowners. In that time his controversial plans have been out to consultation, criticised and changed. His original...

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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!