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!

planning permission

Joint venture secures planning permission for Brentford schemes

London Green, together with its joint venture partner Topland Group, has won planning permission for two linked projects in Brentford, west London
BtR

Is there a place for low rise living in Britain today?

Dominic Martin, Operations Director at build to rent (BtR) owner/operator, Atlas Residential, shares his thoughts as to why low-rise, ‘garden style’ living should hold a place in tomorrow’s UK housing tenure
Sustainable homes

The rise of Britain’s sustainable homes: Building eco-friendly on a budget

The drive to cut carbon emissions means sustainable homes are growing in popularity. Johnathan Bulmer, managing director of shipping container experts Cleveland Containers, discusses this rising trend and how to build an eco-friendly property on a budget
elderly

CLG demand national housing strategy for the elderly

A national strategy to advise and inform the elderly on their housing options is necessary, The Communities and Local Government Committee (CLG), recommends The CLG committee has devised a report outlining the essential issues that need to be addressed in order to improve matters for the elderly. The report came after...
homelessness application

Investigation suggests homeless are illegally turned away by councils

People who have nowhere to sleep or are about to lose their homes are being turned away illegally by councils, according to a BBC Scotland investigation
Heathrow expansion

Heathrow launches nationwide tour of sites bidding for Heathrow expansion

Heathrow Airport today (9 February) launches a nationwide tour of 65 sites still in the running to be the off-site construction centres for Heathrow expansion
housing market

RICS survey: UK housing market likely to be flat for next three months

The UK housing market has begun the New Year in a similar manner to the closing stages of 2017 with enquiries, sales and instructions remaining negative, according to the January survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Murphy

J. Murphy & Sons acquires Carillion’s UK power business

J. Murphy & Sons Ltd has acquired Carillion’s UK power framework business for an undisclosed sum, the privately held engineering and construction company said on Wednesday (7 February)
Community-led housing

Community-led housing obtains £1m boost

The Nationwide Foundation is awarding over £1m to support the growth of community-led housing.
Housing Infrastructure Fund

Stockport successful in Housing Infrastructure Fund bid

Stockport Council has won three major bids from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to encourage a new era of town centre living and make the centre an even more desirable place to live, work and play
Carillion

Carillion: Former chairman Philip Green takes blame for collapse

Former Carillion chairman Philip Green has taken the blame for the collapse of the company last month
land site

TfL releases land site for housebuilding

Over 1,000 new homes are on track as Transport for London (TfL) releases its largest land site so far for home-building
Housing Infrastructure

Planning expert asks, “Why no Housing Infrastructure Fund money for Wealden?”

Hailsham-based architectural designer and planning consultant, Glenn Moore, is shocked after the announcement last week that Wealden District Council would be not receiving additional funds from the Government’s new Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF)
regeneration

Estate residents in London will be balloted on regeneration projects

GMB southern welcome announcement by London mayor Sadiq Khan that estates residents in London will be balloted on regeneration projects

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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!