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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!

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...
Nationwide: UK house prices increase

Nationwide: UK house prices increase

According to the Nationwide building society house prices across the UK are resuming an upward trend... With house prices estimated to grow over the next year it is hardly surprising that new figures have revealed house prices grew last month. Building society Nationwide has revealed that between March and April there...
RIBA survey finds architects positive about future

RIBA survey finds architects positive about future

A survey carried out by the Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed the sector is increasingly positive about future workloads... The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) Future Trends survey asked respondents to give monthly predictions for overall workload and staffing levels over the next three months. It also...
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Building for life — building for housing

John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs at the Home Builders Federation (HBF) details how ‘Building for Life’ represents good urban design, and could help with the national housing crisis
Stamp duty help for first-time buyers

Stamp duty help for first-time buyers

Ed Miliband has promised to provide assistance for first-time buyers if Labour win the General Election on 7 May... Ed Miliband has announced plans to make it easier for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder. Policy focused on houseownership is always going to prove popular with the electorate, particularly...
Sustainable building the RE-Fab way

Sustainable building the RE-Fab way

David Simpson MRTPI, Planning Advisor for the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) examines the RE-Fab approach and its potential to allow for the sustainable deconstruction and re-deployment of buildings or their components… RE-Fab was officially launched at Resource on 4th March 2015. The name RE-Fab is derived from the...
Decline in public sector building work

Decline in public sector building work

The RICS construction report has revealed a decline in the amount of public sector building work taking place in Northern Ireland Despite an increase in the overall work levels between 1 January to 31 March, a new survey has shown the construction sector in Northern Ireland is lagging behind the...
Businesses must be ready for construction projects

Businesses can benefit from construction projects

CBI Wales has called for businesses to be ready to make the most of investment in major construction projects, in particular the electrification of the rail network Construction projects such as the £1.1bn electrification of the rail line between London and south Wales are set to benefit businesses in Wales,...
Plans submitted for 2,000 homes in Warwickshire

Plans submitted for 2,000 homes in Warwickshire

Outline planning permission has been submitted to the local council for a new development comprising of 2,000 homes The development of 2,000 new homes near Gaydon, Warwickshire, has taken a step closer to fruition after the first phase was submitted to planning officials. The proposals, lodged by Nexus Planning on behalf...
Oxfordshire shopping centre expansion approved

Oxfordshire shopping centre expansion approved

Plans to expand a shopping centre in Oxfordshire by almost a quarter have been approved by the local council's planning committee Oxfordshire shopping centre Bicester Village is set to increase its floor space after planning permission was granted to expand the facility. Bicester Village opened in 1995 and comprised of 65...
Construction projects in Cumbria worth £8.7bn

Construction projects in Cumbria worth £8.7bn

New research has revealed the amount of construction taking place in Cumbria over the next three years is worth £8.7bn The pipeline analysis, which was collected and created by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, looked at assessing the needs of the entire North West region in regards to construction. The...

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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!