standard method, Lichfields, housebuilding,

Standard Method fails the North’s housebuilding targets, research shows

Lichfields’ research shows that in seven local councils across the North, planned housebuilding numbers have been reduced by between 3% and 25%, due to the Standard Method.
housing scheme,

Plans submitted for £14m housing scheme in Durham

Proposals for a new £14m housing scheme on the outskirts of a county Durham village have been submitted for consent.
Ebbsfleet green,

Ebbsfleet’s carbon-reducing housing scheme gets the green light

Plans for 133 homes at Ebbsfleet Green have received approval by Ebbsfleet’s planning committee, including 37 affordable rented and 14 shared ownership homes including five wheelchair accessible homes.
Meridian Water,

Three contractors shortlisted for £135m Meridian Water infrastructure

BAM Nuttall, VINCI Construction UK, and VolkerFitzpatrick have been shortlisted to tender the infrastructure projects to support the Meridian Water scheme.
Hyde main framework,

Kier wins seven lots on Hyde’s main framework

Kier has been appointed to seven lots on the Hyde main framework development, which will see the construction of around 11,000 new homes.
Part L regulations,

Actis welcomes government’s revised Part L regulations

A proposal to include build quality guidance notes in revised Part L regulations, anticipated to come into effect later this year, has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis.
housing design, housing developments

Audit slams ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’ in England

The design of new housing schemes in England is ‘mediocre’ and ‘poor’, leading to ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’, according to research conducted by UCL for CPRE and the Place Alliance.
Garden Communities, local plan, Housing delivery,

Garden Communities, Local Plans and housing delivery

Garden Communities can help meet local housing needs, but require confidence over implementation to avoid housing delivery failure, says Lachlan Anderson-Frank of planning and development consultancy Lichfields.
Construction industry,

What the construction industry needs from Boris

In the wake of Boris Johnson’s election win, Ibrahim Imam, founder of PlanRadar, looks at five things the new prime minister needs to deliver for the construction industry.
West India Dock Road,

Sisk begins work on London’s tallest Premier Inn hotel

John Sisk & Son has begun construction on the £151m West India Dock Road scheme which will include London’s tallest Premier Inn hotel.
Gascoigne Estate

Demolition begins on Gascoigne Estate in Barking

Demolition is now underway on the west side of the Gascoigne Estate, making way for the delivery of more than 200 new homes in Barking over the next two years.
Purfleet centre regeneration

Purfleet centre regeneration gets go-ahead for 61 new family homes

The first phase the £1bn regeneration of the town centre and will create a gateway to the wider masterplan, connecting existing Purfleet with the new development.
Housing in Wales, Welsh Government

Housing in Wales gets £175m investment boost

Housing minister, Julie James has announced that investment in housing in Wales will reach £400m in 2020-21, thanks to a £175m budget boost from the Welsh Government.
Passivhaus, timber construction, University Challenge,

University Challenge 2020: The next generation of timber construction

In this article, TRADA looks at why the Stirling Prize-winning Goldsmith Street represents a big step forward for Passivhaus – and looks at the 2020 University Challenge.

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