Housing crisis

Addressing the housing crisis through creative reforms

Could changing planning rules to make it easier for homeowners to build upwards help to tackle the UK’s housing crisis? Paresh Raja of Market Financial Solutions takes a look
Planning enforcement

Planning enforcement: Refreshing NAPE services for members

Neil Whittaker, new chair of the RTPI National Association for Planning Enforcement, outlines his wholesale review of services to give members more practical resources, closer to where they are
large sites

Planning gap review to focus on large building sites

Initial findings from the official Government review into the gap between planning permission for new homes and those being built suggests there are issues connected with major developers building large numbers of properties on large sites
planning reforms

Government launches new planning reforms to deliver homes for everyone

Theresa May has launched new planning reforms to maximise the use of land, strengthen protections for the Green Belt and put greater emphasis on converting planning permissions into homes, to help deliver the homes the country needs
Planning Delivery Fund

Planning Delivery Fund to accelerate new homes

New funding to help accelerate planning decisions and deliver quality new homes has been announced by Housing Minister Dominic Raab today (24 February)

Ion submit planning application for i9 office building

Liverpool property developer, Ion, has submitted a Planning Application for the proposed i9 building on Railway Drive, Wolverhampton
planning permission

Over 423,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built

According to recent research, over 423,000 homes which have received planning permission are still waiting to be built
Edinburgh Marina

Edinburgh Marina Developer saves historic listed building

The Developer behind the new Edinburgh Marina has confirmed its commitment to protect and refurbish the historic Gunpowder Store at Granton Harbour, which forms an important element of the comprehensive Edinburgh Marina development plans
planning permission

Joint venture secures planning permission for Brentford schemes

London Green, together with its joint venture partner Topland Group, has won planning permission for two linked projects in Brentford, west London
planning proposals

Government planning proposals to make it easier to build upwards

New planning proposals will make it easier to build upwards on existing houses and flats

A cautionary tale for the UK construction industry

Peter Webb, Partner at Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants, offers a warning to construction industry bosses about their responsibilities when it comes to paying workers/subcontractors

Plans for new China campus for XJTLU announced

Plans for a new campus for Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) were unveiled today (2 February) as the Prime Minister continues her trade visit to China accompanied by University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Janet Beer
Land banking review

Land banking review to accelerate housebuilding

Head of the land banking review Sir Oliver Letwin has committed to seeking “practical, non-partisan recommendations” to accelerate housebuilding
co-op food stores

Co-op plans £160m building drive to open 100 new food stores in 2018

Co-op plans to invest £160m to build 100 new food stores across the UK in 2018 More than 20 new co-op food stores will open in London, with another 18 in Scotland and 10 in Wales. Building work is also planned for Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester, Southampton and York. The food...

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