HOUSING

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L&G calls to reduce emissions in built environment

In an open letter to the UK government, LGIM’s head of sustainability, head of LGIM Real Assets and CEO of Legal & General Capital, has called on the government to reduce emissions from the built environment.
energy efficiency, renovation,

Northumbria joins €4.8m EU housing energy efficiency project

Northumbria University has been chosen to participate in a €4.8m project to make renovating residential buildings in Europe more energy efficient.
Garden towns,

Garden towns and villages: Visions and reality

Plans for 20 new garden towns and garden villages could create 200,000 car-dependent households, according to research by Transport for New Homes. Sustainable transport campaigner Steve Chambers discusses the findings.
Plan for Jobs,

Plan for Jobs to save money, cut carbon and boost economy

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £30bn ‘Plan for Jobs’ to save money, cut carbon, and support around 140,000 jobs.
climate emergency, countryside,

Countryside holds the key to tackling climate emergency, says CPRE

The CPRE is urging the government to put the countryside at the forefront of climate action so that rural communities do not bear the brunt of the climate crisis.
Recovery plan, Welsh construction

New construction forum to help Wales’ ‘build back better’

The forum, chaired by deputy minister for economy and transport, Lee Waters, aims to bring together leaders from the public and private sectors across Wales’ construction industry.
planning system,

New radical planning reforms cut ‘red tape’

Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced radical reforms to the planning system, giving freedom for buildings and land in town centres to change use without planning permission.
net-zero carbon, Legal & General,

L&G commits to net-zero carbon housing

Legal & General has announced it is going to make its new housing stock net-zero carbon enabled by 2030, this will be implemented in a phased approach across all its homes.
Falmer Cottages

Construction work starts on new Brighton student residence

Student accommodation provider Alumno has given the green light to Westridge Construction to begin work on a new project in the Falmer district of Brighton and Hove.
earls court development,

HawkinsBrown and Studio Egret West win Earls Court scheme

Hawkins\Brown and Studio Egret West have been appointed as the principal masterplan architects for the Earls Court development site following a six-month international competition.
construction sites, new measures, flexible working hours

Flexible site hours and ‘speedy’ planning measures introduced

The Government has announced new measures to help boost the construction industry that will be introduced this week, including flexible working hours, deadline extensions and speedy planning.
affordable homes,

100,000 affordable homes a year needed for key workers, urges report

100,000 new affordable homes are needed each year to provide housing fit for key workers who have fought Covid-19 on the frontline, according to a new report by the Local Government Association (LGA).
Blackmore Down

Sovereign Housing and Redrow to build affordable homes in Shaftesbury

Sovereign Housing Association is working with Redrow to build 51 quality new affordable homes in Littledown, Shaftesbury.
acm cladding, high-rise building,

ACM cladding removal ‘lags behind’ expectations, says NAO

Only 149 of the 456 high-rise buildings over 18 metres which have unsafe ACM cladding have been fully remediated, according to a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

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