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!

UK housing market and construction

How the UK housing market is evolving

In the wake of Brexit, Article 50 and the General Election in June 2017, the UK housing market is under great scrutiny as Mark Haskell discusses here
Neighbourhood Planning Act

What impact will new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act have?

The insertion of new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act could have significant consequences for the sector. DLA Piper's Vanessa Ralph explains   The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.  Not yet in force, section 14 of the 2017 Act inserts a new section 100ZA into...
new woodlands

Forest Carbon partners with Kier Living to create new woodlands

Kier Living, part of the Kier Group, has launched its Greener Living campaign and partnered with Forest Carbon with a commitment to create new woodlands by planting 45,000 new trees by 2020 to offset its carbon usage. Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK...
land release fund to build homes

£54 million Land Release Fund announced

The government has launched a £54 million Land Release Fund package to transform local communities and release land for thousands of new homes. The Land Release Fund is part of a new cross-government partnership with DCLG, the Cabinet Office and Local Government Association’s One Public Estate programme designed to make...
planning application process

Changing the landscape of the planning application process

Karen Howard, Partner at DLA Piper explains how new legislation introduced in the Housing and Planning Act could impact the planning application process Important legislation was introduced in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 ("Act") which could change the landscape of the planning application process. Fundamental new provisions enable the...
construction material costs

SME margins squeezed by soaring construction material costs say FMB

According to the latest research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), a third of small building firms say that soaring construction material costs are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers. Construction SMEs have reported a range of material price...
Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations: What does it mean for planning?

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations: What does it mean for planning?

Tom Wells, Head of Environmental Planning and Assessment at CBRE UK, summarises the key changes in Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations
Accessible housing needs to be on the government's agenda post-election

Accessible housing needs to be on the government’s agenda post-election

Christina McGill, Head of Communications, Habinteg shares her wish list following the snap General Election and calls for accessible housing to be a priority
Construction site offices should not wait to get online

Construction site offices should not wait to get online

Hubert Da Costa, VP EMEA at Cradlepoint shares the importance of ensuring construction site offices are online and why they should utilise technology
Scottish builders take a hit to confidence levels over future pipeline growth

Scottish builders take a hit to confidence levels over future pipeline growth

The latest Scottish Construction Monitor has revealed confidence levels among Scottish builders have fallen in the past 12 months
tackling the housing crisis

Tackling the housing crisis must remain a government priority

Town and Country Planning Association's Kate Henderson argues that the government must not let Brexit distract it from tackling the housing crisis Brexit negotiations will be the top priority of the new government. However, it is essential that the government also focus on the issues that matter to people's quality...
The PlanTech era exhibition

The PlanTech era: Improving the UK planning system

Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer at Future Cities Catapult, Nicola Yates, talks to PBC Today about the dawn of the PlanTech era In June 2017, Future Cities Catapult curated a series of events to celebrate the arrival of the PlanTech era – the revolution that’s exploring how digital innovation, urban...
Property Guardianship

London’s soaring vacant homes see boom in Property Guardianship

Empty property numbers are at their highest level in 20 years according to recent government figures with 1.4 million ‘spare’ homes lying vacant; having been left empty for at least six months. The UK is facing a housing crisis. The government must ensure 30,000 new homes are built every year...
offsite construction at Newcastle University

Modular offsite construction is delivering results for Newcastle University

The new student accommodation for Newcastle University is becoming a reality thanks to innovative offsite construction solutions, says Space Architects Established in 1834, Newcastle University has a mission to achieve a global reputation for academic excellence, and their new student village is a key strategic project to meet its growth...

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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!