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Does the Queen’s speech deliver on levelling-up, planning system reforms &...

The Queen's speech has outlined plans for planning system reforms, cheaper, cleaner, and more secure energy and improved regulation of social housing.
Section 76

What does Section 76 mean for housebuilders and developers in Northern...

Northern Ireland's equivalent to Section 106 planning agreements, Section 76, designed to secure affordable housing in developments are set to become much more frequently used from next year. Chris Bryson of Gravis Planning and Drew Nesbitt of Wilson Nesbitt examine the likely impact.
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New addition to Homes England’s Dynamic Purchasing System

Housebuilder Harron Homes is the latest to join Homes England’s new Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).
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A cure for hospital construction project inefficiencies

Hospital construction projects are considered some of the most uniquely challenging and complex in the industry. In this ebook, Revizto examines some of the key issues involved in delivering vital healthcare facilities and how BIM is helping to overcome these hurdles on schemes around the world.
community infrastructure levy

Land of confusion? Making sense of the Community Infrastructure Levy

A lack of understanding about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is costing developers, self-builders and small builders time and money unnecessarily. Alun Oliver, managing director of property tax specialists E3 Consulting, explains how the company’s own research has illustrated the importance of acting early
arrowe park

Tilbury Douglas will build £28m A&E Department at Arrowe Park Hospital

Leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fitout company Tilbury Douglas will lead construction of the new £28m Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at Arrowe Park Hospital, on behalf of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
industrial warehouses

Winvic contracted to build two industrial warehouses for Clowes Developments

Leading contractor Winvic Construction Ltd specialising in design and delivery of multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects has won a contract to construct industrial warehouses for NFU Mutual.
working from home

New report urges for planning policies to adapt to hybrid working

Barratt Developments and national planning consultancy Lichfields have launched a new report, calling for local planning policies to be urgently reviewed to ensure they are fit for purpose for working from home.
strategic planning model

Two-thirds of councils say their infrastructure is under ‘excessive’ pressure

Two-thirds of councils are facing severe pressure on their infrastructure and urge the government to rapidly implement a new strategic planning model as part of reforms to closer align housebuilding and infrastructure in county areas, a new report suggests.
National infrastructure assessment,

What needs to be in the second National Infrastructure Assessment?

With major challenges on the horizon it is essential that we take a long-term approach to infrastructure planning, says Keith Howells FICE, trustee of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Financial viability planning

Fine margins: Financial viability takes centre stage in planning process

Financial viability of property developments is taking on an increasingly important role in the planning and plan-making process, according to a new report.
highways lifecycle planning

The DfT‘s increasing rigour makes highways lifecycle planning a necessity

Emily See, senior infrastructure asset management consultant at Yotta, explores how local authorities can better plan for highways lifecycles using scenario building methods.
Planning consent,

From design to where? Changing quality post-planning consent

A study by Hannah Hickman highlights how housing developments can undergo significant changes between securing planning permission and starting on site.
placemaking regeneration

Levelling up the future of planning

Nicole Roe, director at planning consultancy Eden, discusses how the planning reforms are playing out in parliament and the importance of community-led placemaking at the heart of regeneration.
social value planning process

New guidance on how to embed social value into the planning...

The Social Value Portal has launched new guidance on how to embed social value into the planning process.
Urban logistics

Urban logistics: Planning for uncertainty

Embracing urban logistics will be key to meeting consumer demand. But how can we make it a success? And what must developers consider when planning schemes that will enable it? Andrea Arnall, director at Turley, takes a look.
Mixed-use developments

The decline of department stores means more space for mixed-use

Simone Protheroe, an associate on the construction team at national law firm Clarke Willmott, looks at how the changing face of the high street could be good news for increasingly popular mixed-use developments – and what this will mean for the communities surrounding them.
construction schedule, construction projects,

It’s time to transform the construction schedule

After the pandemic, businesses across many industries are still adjusting their models to prepare for any potential hiccups, or even further global disasters. Garrett Harley, director at Oracle Construction explains why the construction industry is no exception.
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Planning inspector approves Woking’s future development policy

An appointed planning inspector has found Woking Borough’s future development policy ‘sound and legally compliant’.
planning delays

Architects face project delays due to slow planning process

For several months, architects have been reporting concerns about the impact on projects caused by delays in the processing of planning applications.
permitted development rights, planning

New planning rules ‘weaken local communities’, RTPI warns 

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has warned the expansion of Permitted Development Rights could cause serious damage to English communities.
housing policy,

ADEPT: Why we need a radical new housing policy

In May 2021, the ADEPT published a new Housing Policy Position, calling for a radical, far-reaching national housing policy to be introduced. Paula Hewitt, the new president of ADEPT, explains why.
Planning reform, planning bill

Planning reform and environmental objectives: Collaboration or collision?

Can the government’s much-anticipated planning reforms speed up development while maintaining environmental protections or are we set on a collision course between competing priorities?
Planning system, digitalisation, digital systems

How digitalisation can improve the planning system

With the government pushing for a more data-driven planning system, Emily Scoones, business development lead at SiteSolve powered by Ramboll, argues there is an opportunity to capitalise on the potential benefits of digitalisation.
vdc technology

A new wave of BIM/VDC technology: Bridging the gap between as-designed...

The potential for BIM/VDC technology to revolutionise construction beyond the design and planning phase remains undeniable. What we need is a new approach, and new technology, says Simon Bae, CEO and co-founder of Cupix.
Richard Pitt

Terra appoints new strategic planning director

Terra has appointed Richard Pitt as strategic planning director, with a focus on progressing sites through the planning system.

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