In 67 per cent of local authorities in England, insufficient houses were built to meet demand in 2015/16 (DCLG 2016; DCLG 2017). Across England, of the 265,936 houses that are needed, just 189,650 new dwellings (71 per cent) were provided. While other factors, such as money supply, play their part, this is impacting on the […]

“I want to send the clearest possible message to housebuilders that we the Government will make sure the land is available, we’ll make sure you have the skills you need, and in return, you must do your duty to Britain, and build the homes our country needs.” Will Theresa May’s message to housebuilders make a […]

A recent poll from Reuters suggests that planning regulations should be relaxed to help ease the home ownership crisis. The Reuters poll revealed that experts believe nationally prices are expected to rise 2.1 per cent this year and 2.0 per cent in 2018 and 2019. Experts polled by Reuters said loosening planning regulations is the […]

Planning and Building Control report of the potential phasing out of funding aimed at preparing brownfield sites for housing developments. Surprising as Brownfield land has been touted by the government as a way of solving the housing crisis and of meeting their one million homes by 2020 At the end of May, the Housing and […]

The end of March, beginning of April has seen a significant number of regulation and initiative updates relating to construction. Not least the Government Construction Strategy 2016 – 20, the deadline for BIM level 2 and the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan. Government and construction The Government Construction Strategy 2016 – 20, Strategy looks at three core […]

The chancellor has announced the introduction of the National Infrastructure Commission. The Commission will be politically neutral and will make recommendations on infrastructure schemes under a four-point plan to get Britain building. This new approach will change the way vital infrastructure projects are planned, determined and funded. This announcement follows the publication of the report […]