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Custom-build development model is one to watch

Carillion-Igloo's development model that will allow custom-build clients to select and customise a design from a pool of architect-led 'home manufacturer' teams is generating interest in the emerging self/custom build sector.

11 December, 2014
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Green Deal re-launched one funding pot at a time

The Government re-launched the Green Deal scheme this week, but has decided to release funding in tranches from now on. The scheme re-opened for applications yesterday (10 December) with £30m available, £24m of which is ring fenced for solid wall ins…

11 December, 2014
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'Right to Light' reform to end 'ransom' demands

Procedures for 'right to light' objections against high rise developments are to be reformed and should put an end to 'ransom' demands from neighbours and protracted negotiations that add risk and delay to projects.

11 December, 2014
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Applicants sought for RIBA Arbitration Panel

As the RIBA introduces new dispute resolution procedures, the Institute continues to strive to ensure our existing services are of the highest quality. With that in mind, the RIBA is undertaking a review of the current RIBA Arbitration Panel. The Ins…

11 December, 2014
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Architects' fees dip despite construction industry growth

The last two years of construction growth have not produced any overall upturn in fees for the profession, according to the latest annual Architects Fees survey, rather a marginal slide as downward pressure on consultant costs continues.

11 December, 2014
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Call for action on rural conversions 'scandal'

High rejection rates for the conversion of agricultural buildings to homes in the face of recently introduced permitted development rights has been branded a 'scandal' by land owners, who have called on Planning Minister Brandon Lewis to take action.…

4 December, 2014
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Government tries hand at housing development

The Government is to become a housing developer for the first time in a generation and will trial its plans on the former eco town site at Northstowe in Cambridgeshire.

4 December, 2014
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Second garden city confirmed in spending plans

A second garden city, at Bicester in Oxfordshire, is confirmed in the Government's forward spending plans for infrastructure, alongside commitments to a stream of projects that promise thousands of new homes.

4 December, 2014
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