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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!

House builders commit to increase output

The Home Builders Federation has issued a statement pledging to increase house building following government talks… Major house builders have agreed to raise the number of new homes they will build by 2019. A statement from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) reveals house builders have agreed to push output to...

Making the political weather

Julian Francis, Director of Policy and External Affairs, ACE discusses the aftermath of the elections last week and what the results mean for those outside Westminster...  The National and local elections are now over and the political class has spent the weekend gorging on the results, trying to read the...

Building up could solve Oxford’s housing crisis

An economist has created a booklet examining a solution to the housing crisis in Oxford… Retired economist Charles Young said extending upwards in Oxford could solve the housing crisis. In a booklet titled ‘The city that won’t grow up’, he has suggested medium-rise apartment blocks, similar to Barcelona, Spain, could...

Residential company launched by Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon has launched a new company brand after merging two of its residential activities together… Construction and regeneration specialist firm Willmott Dixon has brought its residential activities under one brand, it has emerged. Willmott Residential, formed via the merger of the firm’s residential division, will be led by former...

Government blocks Lords’ amendments to Housing Bill

The government has blocked nearly all amendments put forward by the House of Lords after the Housing and Planning Bill returned to the Commons… The government’s Housing and Planning Bill has not had an easy ride. The Bill, which has just completed its turn through the House of Lords, was...

Most considerate construction sites revealed

Four contractors have been awarded the title of the Most Considerate Site accolade at the National Site Awards… Costain, Gentoo Construction, Robert Woodhead Ltd, and Walter Thompson Ltd) have been named the Most Considerate Site during the 2016 National Site Awards. The awards were given by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, a...

Mayoral candidate’s affordable housing target will hurt SMEs

The Federation of Master Builders has warned mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan’s targets for affordable housing could have an impact on SMEs… With the London mayoral elections on the horizon later this week, the candidates have been setting out their stall for voters. However, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has issued...

Developers must introduce flood protection measures

Councils have called on developers to introduce new measures to protect homes and businesses from flooding… The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the government to bring in mandatory anti-flood requirements for new homes. It is hoped measures could reduce the cost of damage caused by flooding. The LGA, which...

Brexit could see a fall in number of homes built in London

A new survey has revealed four in 10 housebuilders in the capital believe Brexit would impact their business… London housebuilders believe an exit from the EU could make it more difficult to recruit skilled workers from abroad. According to the survey, which was carried out for property consultants McBains Cooper, four...

British Antarctic Survey seeks construction partner

The British Antarctic Survey is seeking a construction partner to modernise its UK Antarctic research facilities as part of a 10-year upgrade programme… Construction firms are being invited to submit expressions of interest for a new construction programme on behalf of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The announcement was made in...

Self-build completions on the decline

A new report has revealed the number of self-build completions in the UK have fallen in recent years… According to the ‘Self-Build Housing Market Report – UK 2016-2020’ analysis, the UK has the “lowest rates of self-building”, with around 10 per cent of new private sector house building falling under...

Forget Generation Buy, its Generation Build that matters

Britain is facing the biggest construction industry skills shortage for a generation. While the government’s commitment to build more new homes is a welcome step in tackling the housing crisis, in the absence of addressing the shortage of skilled labour, both in the planning stage and onsite, it will...

Green belt building on the rise

Councils have been accused of altering green belt boundaries, leading to an increase in the number of new homes being built on this land… The number of planned homes on green belt land has increased by 55,000 in a year, according to the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). In a...

Wrexham Council to invest record £54m in housing improvement work

Wrexham Council's Executive Board has approved £54m investment, aimed at upgrading its housing stock... Wrexham Council’s ambitious project to modernize its entire housing stock has a received a massive boost after a record £54m investment was approved by the Council’s Executive Board. The local authority said that the spending programme agreed...

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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!