Experts welcome RAS building safety scheme
2023-03-30T00:00:00+01:00By Ciaran Nerval
The proposals aim to improve safety and standards of buildings over 11 metres.
Campaigners want Gove to call in 10,000-home plans in East Herts
2023-03-24T15:52:00+00:00By Jamie Bennett-Ness
Local campaigners have urged housing secretary Michael Gove to call in plans for 10,000 new homes in East Hertfordshire after councillors waved through the controversial proposals.
Modular construction uptake hindered by planning system
2023-03-23T00:00:00+00:00By Tim Clark
Experts say planning reform, educational open days and investment are key to wider adoption of modular
£1m planner recruitment boost welcomed, but ‘not enough’
2023-03-22T16:50:00+00:00By Ciaran Nerval
A £1m funding boost to help councils recruit planning professionals is a “step in the right direction”, but more is needed to support England’s housing needs, according to industry commentators.
Sector renews calls for additional remediation funding as contract deadline passes
2023-03-15T17:28:00+00:00By Ciaran Nerval
Developers have urged government to take further action to hold all parties responsible for building remediation work after the deadline for housing secretary Michael Gove’s Building Safety Contract passed without full enrolment.
Spring Budget: There cannot be economic growth if housing market is not fixed
2023-03-15T15:05:00+00:00By Madeleine Knight
The Spring Budget focused on the government’s plans to boost economic growth, but property experts say there cannot be sustainable economic growth if the housing market is not fixed first.
Developing 50% affordable housing on smaller sites could see delivery of 1.6 million homes
2023-03-15T14:00:00+00:00By Ciaran Nerval
Proposals put forward by developer Pocket Living as part of the consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) have received major backing this week, after research from LDS Sales Guarantees found 1.6 million new homes could be delivered this way.
Hillingdon Council approves 90 homes on former London RAF site
2023-03-15T11:19:00+00:00By Daniel McGrath
Hillingdon Council’s planning committee has approved a 90-home development at the former RAF Uxbridge site.
Peter Bill on planner gains and competition authority pain
2023-03-15T00:00:00+00:00By Peter Bill
Should planning consultants get overage? An essentially moral question, one which came up when confronted with the slightly shocking news two weeks ago that a few in the profession are so confident in their warm relationship with Local Planning Authority officers that they boast of being able to get more ...