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Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

A new report has set out a series of recommendations to help Transport for London build more homes on land owned by the organisation
What do the results of the General Election mean for construction and housing?

What do the results of the General Election mean for construction and housing?

The construction industry is facing yet another upheaval as the results of the General Election see the Conservatives scrabbling to create a coalition government
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
Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

To stabilise housing prices, make home ownership affordable and encourage more housebuilding planning regulations need to be loosened
Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

A new planning communications service, which aims to support developers throughout a project has been launched by GK Strategy
Planning reforms are necessary to increase the rate of housebuilding

Planning reforms are necessary to increase the rate of housebuilding

Speeding up the “drip-fed” housebuilding process requires serious planning reforms, says think tank Civitas
Sustainable drainage policies need to be put into action in order to prevent future flooding

Sustainable drainage policies must target flood risks

The government must implement sustainable drainage policies more comprehensively says the Environment Food, and Rural Affairs Committee
Commons select committee highlights equality issues within the built environment

Commons Select Committee highlights equality issues within the built environment

The Department for Communities and Local Government has been taken to task over equality of access to the public environment and accessible housing
Data collected by cities is a valuable but untapped resource

Data collected by cities is a valuable but untapped resource

Cities are sitting on useful planning data. They must learn how to make use of this, says Stefan Webb, Head of Projects at Future Cities Catapult

Ensuring drainage systems are sustainable must be a focus for planning consultants

Stuart Pearce, Managing Director, GeoSmart Information explains the importance of planning developments with sustainable drainage systems in mind
How has the UK garden developed and changed over the years?

How has the UK garden developed and changed over the years?

ArborForest highlight the transformation of the UK garden and how it has evolved from a practical use post-war to a place of relaxation today Over time, homes have been shrinking, meaning our gardens are getting smaller. Compared to those built in 1920, the British home has halved in size, and...
What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

Sarah Chilcott, MD at Planning Portal, discusses how her organisation is evolving within a digital landscape to ensure Approved Documents remain accessible
Small housing developments dominate London’s pipeline, but only provide one in five homes

Small housing developments dominate London’s pipeline, but only provide one in five homes

More support is needed for small housing developments to ensure demand for new property in the capital is met, says new analysis