HOUSING

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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.
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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.
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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.
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HSE regulator at the fore of new building safety plans

Housing secretary, Robert Jenrick has announced measures that go further and faster to ensure residents are safe in their homes, slow improving building safety standards will “not be tolerated”.
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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.
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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.
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Alligator Park concept revealed for £230m gasholders regeneration

Avanton are looking at a range of options for the transformation of the gasholder on the landmark gasholders site, including creating London’s first alligator park.
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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.
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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.
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Construction productivity report demonstrates MMC potential

AIMCH, the consortium set up to overhaul the housebuilding sector, has published a new research report that assesses construction productivity metrics.
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Thomas Sinden wins two lots on Hyde Group framework

Thomas Sinden has been appointed to two lots on the Hyde Group main contractor framework, to deliver new homes and a commercial development.

McLaren Construction to deliver new Wembley Park development

McLaren Construction has been awarded a £130m contract by Quintain to deliver its fourth development at Wembley Park, taking the overall value of McLaren’s projects at the site to £302m.
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ANC launch new acoustics, ventilation and overheating guidance

The Acoustics Ventilation and Overheating (AVO) Residential Design Guide has been launched after nearly two years of research by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC).
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Planning permission secured for new Parish Reach development

Kier Living has secured planning permission for 270 new homes in the Parish Reach development in Lisvane, Cardiff.

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