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CIL-charging councils see planning consents plunge

Local authorities that have had Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging in place long enough to report on its effects have seen residential planning consents plunge by half, according to a new research from Savills sponsored by house builders.

30 October, 2014
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BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit-Out goes live

BREEAM's sustainability standard for Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2014 goes live tomorrow (31 October 2014), following two years of development by BRE Global, extensive industry consultation and pilot studies with major UK landlords.

30 October, 2014
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Consultation on self builders' 'Right to Build' launched

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has launched a consultation on Right to Build, the proposal that would see self builders given the right to demand a suitable development plot from their local authority.

30 October, 2014
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London gets planning guidance on accessibility

New planning guidance on accessibility for developments in London has been issued by the Mayor, who says he wants to ensure that the capital builds on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

30 October, 2014
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Second phase bidding for affordable housing opens

Housing providers can now submit bids for the remaining £800m of funding for the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme through a 'continuous market engagement' (CME) process that will run until funding is exhausted.

30 October, 2014
News Guerrilla Tactics Mentors and Live Pitch finalists announced

Guerrilla Tactics Mentors and Live Pitch finalists announced

Over 40 inspiring mentors have been confirmed for the Guerrilla Tactics speed-dating party on the evening of 11 November including Alison Brooks, Christophe Egret, Deborah Saunt, John Assael, Niall McLaughlin and Will Alsop.

30 October, 2014
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RIBA to launch domestic and small-scale contracts

The RIBA will launch two innovative building contracts in November – the RIBA Domestic Building Contract for all types of non-commercial work, and the RIBA Concise Building Contract for straightforward small-scale commercial projects.

23 October, 2014
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RIBA trade mission to Malaysia

The RIBA has been working closely with the PAM (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia –the Malaysian Institute of Architects) over recent months to help facilitate improved business opportunities for our respective members.

23 October, 2014
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Barn conversion rights frustrated by planners

The high refusal rate for barn conversion applications seeking to exploit new permitted development rights appears to be linked to the local planning authority's stance on allowing homes in isolated locations.

23 October, 2014
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