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transformation plans Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe gets £60m investment under major transformation plans

North Lincolnshire Council has awarded two projects to Britcon as a part of an overall £60m investment for major transformation plans
Heritage Impact Assessment process

How the Heritage Impact Assessment process protects historic sites

The Heritage Impact Assessment process can be complex to navigate without expert help as explained by Tom Barton from property consultants’ Fisher German
Neighbourhood Planning Act

What impact will new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act have?

The insertion of new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act could have significant consequences for the sector. DLA Piper's Vanessa Ralph explains   The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.  Not yet in force, section 14 of the 2017 Act inserts a new section 100ZA into...
land release fund to build homes

£54 million Land Release Fund announced

The government has launched a £54 million Land Release Fund package to transform local communities and release land for thousands of new homes. The Land Release Fund is part of a new cross-government partnership with DCLG, the Cabinet Office and Local Government Association’s One Public Estate programme designed to make...
Property Guardianship

London’s soaring vacant homes see boom in Property Guardianship

Empty property numbers are at their highest level in 20 years according to recent government figures with 1.4 million ‘spare’ homes lying vacant; having been left empty for at least six months. The UK is facing a housing crisis. The government must ensure 30,000 new homes are built every year...
Negative press about the quality of properties built by housebuilder Bovis has seen another £3.5m being put aside to pay for repairs

Bovis earmarks an extra £3.5m to fix construction errors

Negative press about the quality of properties built by housebuilder Bovis has seen another £3.5m being put aside to pay for repairs
Councils should be given a greater role to solve the housing crisis

Councils should be given a greater role to solve the housing crisis

A new report suggests the key to solving the UK’s ongoing housing crisis is to give local councils more power to buy and sell land
Masonry solutions are key when it comes to building more homes

Masonry solutions are key when it comes to building more homes

Guy Thompson of The Concrete Centre outlines the response by the Modern Masonry Alliance to the Housing White Paper, "Fixing our broken housing market”
Building Better Homes faster

BSRIA to stage ‘Building Better Homes Faster’ event

BSRIA will be staging the ‘Building Better Homes Faster’ event on Friday 7th July, from 9:30 – 14:00 hrs in London
Brownfield development vs. Green belt

Brownfield development vs. green belt: what are the pros and cons?

Should building on green belt be so contentious or is brownfield development the key to constructing more homes? Place-Make’s David Edwards provides insight
New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

Labour will increase housebuilding through a new generation of towns and garden cities if they win the General Election
NACSBA calls on government to boost custom and self build housing in the UK

NACSBA calls on government to boost custom and self build housing in the UK

Housing cannot afford to fall off the political agenda and the government should be looking at the scope of custom and self build housing to help tackle the crisis
Right to Buy is costing the public purse millions of pounds

Right to Buy is costing the public purse millions of pounds

David Baybut, Head of Real Estate at the national law firm Stephensons shares insight into the government's Right-to-Buy scheme
Housing demand falls in April due to General Election uncertainty

Housing demand falls in April due to General Election uncertainty

The snap General Election led to housing demand decreasing in April as buyers put plans on hold, adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach