housing crisis, key workers,

Government urged to allocate £12.8bn to tackle rural housing crisis

CPRE and English Rural are urging the government to allocate £12.8bn of funding to tackle the housing crisis and deliver affordable homes for rural key workers.
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).
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Green light for £20m Strabane social housing development

Plans to build a new £20m social housing development in Strabane have been given the green light by Derry City and Strabane District Council.
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Reflective membrane delivers thermal efficiency for social housing scheme

Protect Membrane's reflective membrane solution delivered thermal efficiency for a large new build social housing development in Gorton, Greater Manchester.
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Thomas Sinden to deliver council homes at Parham Village

Canterbury City Council has appointed Thomas Sinden to refurbish and remodel existing student accommodation at Parham Village into much-needed council homes.
Orchard Park, council homes,

CIP to deliver affordable council homes across Cambridge

Cambridge Investment Partnership continues to deliver brand new affordable council homes across Cambridge with the purchase of a new site in Orchard Park.
Grahame Park, housing,

Grahame Park masterplan gets the green light

Planners have given the go-ahead to an ambitious new masterplan for Grahame Park in Colindale as part of the transformation of Barnet’s largest housing estate.
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Innovative net-zero energy homes to tackle fuel poverty in Exeter

A groundbreaking project to retrofit energy measures in existing properties to create net-zero energy homes is being piloted in Exeter.
Conservation Hierarchy, Biodiversity Net Gain

Achieving Biodiversity Net Gain on construction projects

The Conservation Hierarchy is a new framework developed by the University of Oxford to help construction projects achieve Biodiversity Net Gain, improving infrastructure while protecting and enhancing the natural environment. Hollie Booth, Henry Grub and Professor EJ Milner-Gulland from the University of Oxford and Julia Baker from Balfour Beatty major projects explain.
Housing in Wales, Welsh Government

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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Work begins on Nant Silyn scheme in Wrexham

Wrexham County Council and Liberty are to build new council homes at the site of the former Nant Silyn residential care home on Pont Wen, Caia Park.
the queen's speech, construction industry, infrastructure

The Queen’s speech: Further commitment to infrastructure

The Queen’s speech has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to infrastructure, with promises to invest in the country’s public services and construction industry.
General Election reaction, Construction,

General election: Reaction round-up

Britain has woken up to the largest Conservative majority since 1987 after Boris Johnson was swept back into Number 10 in the General Election.
brownfield developments, Infrastructure for everyone

ACE urges Government not to overlook brownfield development

In its manifesto, ‘Infrastructure for everyone’, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) argues for denser brownfield development, to help deal with the national housing crisis.

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