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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!

The pros and cons of Right to Buy

The pros and cons of Right to Buy

Adjacent Digital Politics looks at the scheme and examines the pros and cons of selling off England's publicly-owned housing stock... There has been a lot of hand wringing and mud slinging over the issue of Right to Buy. For better or worse, the system allows council tenants to purchase their local...
Plans submitted for £20m Leeds University refurb

Plans submitted for £20m Leeds University refurb

Plans have been submitted for a £20m refurbishment of a number of buildings located at the University of Leeds campus... A planning application has been submitted to transform four interconnected buildings at the University of Leeds. The buildings range from the early 1900s to the late 1990s and have grown...
£200m City of London office project plans revealed

£200m City of London office project plans revealed

Plans to develop a £200m office building in the City of London have been revealed... Marick Real Estate and Swiss-based Partners Group are set to develop a 245,000 sq ft office building in the City of London. The project, which will be located at 80 Fenchurch Street, will see the see...
Smart cities standards, the story so far

Smart cities standards, the story so far

Saviour Alfino Smart Cities Standards Strategy Project Manager at BSI discusses how standards are shaping the future city landscape… There are many reasons to support the case of the smart city, be that creating a ‘greener’ environment, with improved use of shared resources and greater efficiency. Or simply accommodating the...
Surge in the construction of new homes

Surge in the construction of new homes

New figures have revealed the number of new homes being built across the country has surged, with completed properties reaching the highest level for nearly six years... The latest data on housebuilding has shown levels have more than doubled since 2009. Both starts and completions have increased over the past...
Kendal affordable homes project nears completion

Kendal affordable homes project nears completion

A multi-million pound project to deliver 27 new affordable homes in Kendal is nearing completion... The lack of affordable homes is a growing issue. With many young people giving up on property ownership altogether the pressure is on the rental market to deliver quality homes for affordable prices. In areas that...
Housing shortage holding back UK property market

Housing shortage holding back UK property market

Industry experts have warned a supply shortage of residential properties is holding back the UK housing market... A new survey carried out by conveyancing services firm myhomemove has revealed the vast majority of property professionals believe the UK housing market is being hindered by a shortage of stock. The data showed...
Green Growth the Nordic Way

Green Growth the Nordic Way

Michael Funch, Senior Communications Adviser at the Nordic Council of Ministers details how the Nordic cooperation addresses the green economy challenge… The challenge involved in developing a green economy is common to governments all over the world. In the Nordic region, there is a long standing tradition for working together...
Cheshire East Council has revealed a total of 36,000 new homes need to be built across east Cheshire by 2030 to meet demand for housing

36,000 homes needed in East Cheshire

Cheshire East Council has revealed a total of 36,000 new homes need to be built across east Cheshire by 2030 to meet demand for housing... It is no secret there is a housing shortage across the UK. With demand outstripping supply there is a significant amount of new builds needed...
Housebuilding across the UK sees growth

Housebuilding across the UK sees growth

According to new figures released by the National Housebuilding Council, the number of new homes registered in the first three months of the year saw growth compared to the year before... Across the UK a total of 40,281 new homes were registered in the first quarter of the year. The National...
Greg Clark to replace Eric Pickles

Greg Clark to replace Eric Pickles

Cameron announced Communities Secretary Eric Pickles will be replaced by former Universities Minister Greg Clark... While a number of senior Conservatives retained their posts in yesterday's cabinet shuffle, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles was replaced. Pickles has undoubtedly had a tumultuous stint as Communities Secretary. During his tenure he has caused contention...
What regeneration means for towns, cities, and rural areas

What regeneration means for cities and rural areas

Elizabeth Wrigley, Director at Core Connections gives thought to what regeneration means for towns and cities, and rural areas… The word regeneration has for many decades signified reinventing uses for interesting industrial structures, bringing life back to abandoned docks, manufacturing areas and canal sides, and creating new lifestyles such as...
Turley will deliver Croydon masterplan

Turley will deliver Croydon masterplan

The London Borough of Croydon has appointed planning consultancy firm Turley to deliver its Fair Field Hall masterplan... Planning consultancy Turley will develop and submit a hybrid planning application for a project aimed at delivering its Fair Field Hall masterplan. The firm was appointed by the London Borough of Croydon. The...
Fee warning for mortgage borrowers

Fee warning for mortgage borrowers

Homeowners are being warned to be aware of high fees attached to falling mortgage rates... Tumbling mortgage rates might be a good thing for the consumer, but experts are warning homeowners to be aware of high fees. It follows news the Co-op is launching a two-year fixed mortgage at 1.09 per...

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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!