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'Exemplars' no solution for Starter Homes, says Hodder

The use of standard design templates as the default approach for the Government's Starter Homes programme is being questioned by RIBA President Stephen Hodder and his Landscape Institute counterpart Noel Farrer.

5 March, 2015
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Challenging MIPIM on building and designing our cities

Delegates at next week's MIPIM will be challenged to change the way they look at designing and building our cities during a series of thought-provoking talks chaired by RIBA President Stephen Hodder.

5 March, 2015
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Four out of five large practices see workload increasing

Large practices are overwhelmingly positive about the prospects for improving workloads in the latest Future Trends Survey for the RIBA. The balance of large practices of more than 50 staff expecting work to increase stood at 80% in January.

26 February, 2015
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London Land Commission 'to regenerate every brownfield site'

Chancellor George Osborne is backing the establishment of a London Land Commission that will be tasked with identifying public sector brownfield land that can used for housing across the capital to help meet a target of 400,000 new homes by 2025.

26 February, 2015
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First nine London housing zones named

The Greater London Authority has announced the first nine of its 20 housing zones that are scheduled for intensive residential development over the next ten years. This first batch are due to receive £260m of loans and grants to accelerate the delive…

26 February, 2015
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Calling all UK businesses operating in China!

The International Property Office (IPO) are looking for feedback on experiences of the intellectual property system in China. They recognise that bad-faith trade mark applications are a common problem faced by UK businesses operating in China, and ca…

26 February, 2015
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Planning gain deals to get statutory time limits

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has set out proposals to speed up the Section 106 process, including its conclusion within the standard 8 or 13 week periods for determining applications.

26 February, 2015
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