Experts think ‘permission in principle’ will help SME housebuilders but have limited impact on the wider market.
Rapid city centre growth in Midlands and north puts pressure on commercial space.
When revisions to the National Planning Practice Framework (NPPF) were published last month, the government began consultations on proposed changes to the system of developer contributions, CIL regulations and section 106 agreements.
Business rates experts welcome the reforms but argue that the government should go further to improve the system.
Architects and designers should take advantage of the knowledge agents have of clients’ needs, write Christopher Ploutarhou and Michael Raibin.
Building a new town, city or district is about so much more than constructing buildings. It should be about creating an inspiring community that provides for its very first residents and visitors, as well as those in years to come.
Experts tell Adam Branson how a methodology for calculating social value would benefit the public and private sectors.
The government has been busy. Just before Christmas it responded to the consultation on “tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market” by outlining plans to restrict the sale of leasehold houses and setting new ground rents at a peppercorn.
There has been a distinct sense of buck passing in political discourse of late. Housebuilders have been held partly responsible for the housing shortage.
The latest version of the Building Research Establishment’s benchmark for sustainable developments, BREEAM, went live earlier this month - Helen Newman of Tuffin Ferraby Taylor looks at the key highlights.