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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!

first-time buyer mortgage

Data highlights mortgage trends in London and Northern Ireland

New data reveals stagnant growth for first-time buyer mortgages in London in the fourth quarter of 2017, while Northern Ireland experiences a 17.4% surge in first-time buyer mortgages for the same period
Spotlight on…air pollution

Spotlight on…air pollution launched by the Considerate Constructors Scheme

A survey by the Considerate Constructors Scheme has revealed an urgent need for greater awareness and understanding of air pollution across the construction industry
Invesco

Invesco secure funding for build to rent scheme in Liverpool

Invesco real estate has secured forward funding for a large scale built to rent (BtR) scheme in Liverpool city centre
i9

Ion submit planning application for i9 office building

Liverpool property developer, Ion, has submitted a Planning Application for the proposed i9 building on Railway Drive, Wolverhampton
Barking Riverside

Barking Riverside regeneration receives £500m boost

London’s Barking Riverside, one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, receives £500m for transport links, parkland and other community facilities – alongside almost 11,000 homes
planning permission

Over 423,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built

According to recent research, over 423,000 homes which have received planning permission are still waiting to be built
redress

BLP Insurance support new housing redress system

Following the launch of the Government’s consultation to improve redress in the housing sector and the introduction of a single housing ombudsman, Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance, comments on the importance of giving buyers of new build homes a streamlined process for redress
development finance loan

UK developers squander £20m a year on development finance loans

UK developers are squandering £20m a year on interest they don’t need to pay, according to new research from specialist packager, Thistle Finance
housing complaints

Government to improve housing complaints system

Dissatisfied tenants and homeowners across the country may be offered support as the government considers options to ensure that no-one is left battling with their landlord or builder to resolve housing complaints, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced
Perfect Manhole

Natta Building use Perfect Manhole system in Covent Garden Plaza project

Natta Building, the progressive independent contracting group were appointed as subcontractor for the New Covent Garden Plaza project in Covent Garden, for the Vinci/St Modwen joint venture
Carillion's shares

Carillion collapse: Investors ‘fled for the hills’

Carillion's major shareholders were "fleeing for the hills" as the company headed for disaster, MPs have said
affordable housing

Community Land Trusts to provide affordable housing in London

The Mayor of London has announced plans to use Community Land Trusts to make use of unused real-estate to create affordable homes The idea is to produce more affordable properties within London. To begin with, Transport for London will release 10 development sites, two of which in Lambeth and Tower Hamlets,...
young adults

Homeownership for young adults slips further out of reach

A recent investigation, carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), shows that rapidly increasing house prices are pushing young adults – whose salaries don’t compete – out of the market.
flood alleviation

Big pipe project delivers flood alleviation to village

Work was completed on the £3.89m flood alleviation scheme last year which saw the protection of 962 properties in Hambledon, Hampshire, where the village main roads had been completely flooded for months by groundwater following the exceptional rainfall during the winter of 2013/14

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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!