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!

offsite

McAvoy announces record year & £20m of new projects

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has announced a record financial year, accomplishing a 10% growth in turnover to £60m
NPPF review

NFB welcomes local planning reforms in NPPF review

Following the government published document on the revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the National Federation of Builders (NFB) has welcomed its approach to local planning
timber frame pocket book

TRADA and STA release ‘Site check: The timber frame pocket book’

Two of the UK’s leading timber associations have joined forces to publish – Site check: The timber frame pocket book – the ultimate guide to best practice in timber frame construction
planning reforms

Government launches new planning reforms to deliver homes for everyone

Theresa May has launched new planning reforms to maximise the use of land, strengthen protections for the Green Belt and put greater emphasis on converting planning permissions into homes, to help deliver the homes the country needs
Grenfell Tower site

Future of Grenfell Tower site in the hands of survivors, bereaved families and community

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to putting survivors, bereaved families and the community at the heart of deciding what happens to the future of the Grenfell Tower site
uk construction

Survey results reveal decline in UK construction industry

The Purchasing Managers' Index for builders rose to 51.4% in February­ – up by 1.2% since January – but the new work index for the UK construction industry has fallen again, a survey has shown.
green space

Report suggests green space boosts local economy

A report published on 1 March by the Land Trust shows how parkland lifts nearby house prices, creates jobs and generates revenue for local businesses
paradise

New office development to arrive at Paradise in Birmingham

BAM construction will begin work on the second office building at two Chamberlain Square in the Paradise area in Birmingham.
delivering affordable housing

Updated planning framework key to delivering affordable housing

In anticipation of the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) are calling on government to clarify and strengthen its commitment to delivering affordable housing
student accommodation

Student accommodation secures finance agreement with Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Bank has agreed to fund a brand new student accommodation development scheme in Leeds.
military families

Government provide hundreds of new homes for military families

322 new homes have now been opened in Tidworth, Wiltshire (26th February) that had been purposely built with military families in mind.
private rented sector

Housing Ministry launches private rented sector survey

Landlords and letting agents working in the private rented sector in England are being asked to give their views on what is being portrayed as the most comprehensive survey of the sector for a decade
London Plan

Concerns for planning and design quality persist with ambitious draft London Plan

Ahead of the deadline for responses to the draft London Plan consultation closing on 2 March 2018, Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance, comments on the need to address design and build quality and facilitate flexible planning for individual London boroughs
coastal town

Building the coastal town template for the future

Graham Boase of Denbighshire County Council discusses the authority’s efforts to regenerate Rhyl for a new generation of residents – and how the search for better work/life balance offers an outstanding opportunity for other seaside towns

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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!