HOUSEBUILDING

Raynsford Review, planning,

Raynsford Review: Planning reduced to “chaotic patchwork” of responsibilities

In a landmark assessment of the English planning system, former housing minister Nick Raynsford has warned that planning has been reduced to a “chaotic patchwork” of responsibilities which is not compatible with promoting the health, wellbeing and civil rights of communities.
Stewart Milne Group

Stewart Milne Group invests £250,000 in developing talent

Stewart Milne Group has invested over £250,000 in bringing out the best in leadership and managerial skills for 128 managers.
Home Building Consortium

JV North appoints new chairman to Home Building Consortium Board

Wayne Gales, the Chief Executive at Weaver Vale Housing Trust has been appointed as the new chairman of the Home Building Consortium Board.
Weston Group

Housebuilder Weston announces year-on-year success

Weston Group has announced pre-tax profits of £35.2m, forward sales of £248m and £28m of new investment in infrastructure, logistics and staffing
Housebuilders

Housebuilder shares hit by Brexit turmoil

Shares in housebuilders suffered yesterday as the markets digested a day of turmoil in Westminster
new homes

Communities Secretary welcomes rise in more new homes

New figures have revealed that 220,000 new homes were built in the UK last year, which has helped to elevate the country’s housing crisis.
Persimmon

Persimmon boss asked to leave after ‘distraction’ over bonus pay

The chief executive of Persimmon, Jeff Fairburn, has been asked to leave the company following the ongoing outrage over his £75m bonus payout
housebuilding targets

Councils already failing to meet housebuilding targets, says research

Councils across the UK are failing to meet their housebuilding targets, with some falling more than six years below the intended goal, according to new research by Project Etopia
New Cross Gate, private rented homes

Grainger teams up with Lewisham council for 300-home scheme

Residential property business Grainger is teaming up with Lewisham Council to build a 300 private rented homes scheme at New Cross Gate
Western Village, Ebbsfleet Garden City,

Architect appointed for Western Village in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Architecture firm PRP has been appointed as lead architect and masterplanner on The Western Village in North Kent, by joint venture development partners, Clarion Housing Group and Countryside
Skelton Gate

Homes England loans £20m to Skelton Gate development

JPG are engaged as lead consultant to design the infrastructure and development plot arrangements at Skelton Gate in Leeds, which has just secured a £20m loan from Homes England
housing crisis

A modern solution to London’s housing crisis?

Erica Belcher of Centre for London, explains how Modern Methods of Construction can help London to improve quality of homes during the housing crisis.
Clean Energy, Active Buildings, Offsite construction

£36m boost for turning buildings into power stations

Research pioneered at Swansea University to create “active” buildings that generate their own clean energy has received a multi-million pound boost from the government
Strategic Plan

Homes England reveals strategic plan to tackle housing challenges

Homes England has outlined how it will improve housing affordability through a new five-year Strategic Plan, in the hopes of helping more people access better homes in areas where they are needed most

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