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Neighbourhood planning makes slow start in London

Neighbourhood planning has failed to take off in London. The London Assembly's Planning Committee says it expects no more than a handful of plans to be in place in the capital by the time of the next election, some three years after legislation came …

27 November, 2014
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Offices to drive construction growth in 2015

The office sector is identified as the new engine for construction growth in 2015, with starts expected to pick up in the major metropolitan areas beyond London, according to the latest Construction Prospects report from Glenigan.

27 November, 2014
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Land for retirement homes should be in local plans

Momentum is building in the campaign to allocate land for retirement homes in local plans so that specialist developers do not have to compete with commercial house builders, who are able to pay more for development sites.

27 November, 2014
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Brownfield land identified for one million homes

With brownfield land in the political spotlight, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) claims that local authorities have identified capacity for at least one million new homes on brownfield land in England.

27 November, 2014
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RIBA Part 2 Bursaries

The RIBA Part 2 Bursaries is a new funding scheme created to support students of architecture looking to embark on an RIBA-validated Part 2 course within the UK. The Bursaries aim to support students experiencing financial hardship who otherwise may …

20 November, 2014
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RIBA Professional Standards expert register

For the benefit of members, clients, and their representatives, the RIBA is to develop a Register of Experts drawn from general RIBA membership. This Register, once created, will be publicly available via the RIBA website, allowing interested parties…

20 November, 2014
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ARB review to 'simplify the role of the regulator'

The Government's review of the Architects Registration Council has accepted the need for 'light touch regulation' of the architectural profession based on protection of title.

20 November, 2014
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