Pre-packaged planning permissions for small sites would help SMEs

Reducing planning risk by making decisions more predictable and quicker would benefit SME housebuilders, the House of Lord’s built environment committee has concluded. In its Meeting Housing Demand report released this week the committee has urged councils to support SME builders by... View Article

The ongoing greenfield / brownfield debate

From David Churchill, Partner, Carter Jonas London In October last year, our team was carrying out some standard research into the extent to which local planning authorities (LPAs) were unlikely to meet the standard methodology target in their emerging Local... View Article

Gleeson to build 57 new homes in Wigton

Gleeson Homes has been granted planning permission to build 57 new homes off Lowmoor Road, in Wigton, Cumbria. The development, which will be known as Chimes Bank, will see the 5.12 site be transformed into beautiful, high quality, low cost... View Article

New build homes must offer gigabit wi-fi access

A technical consultation on offering all new homes access to high-speed wi-fi has been announced by the government. Currently, more than two-thirds of premises have access to gigabit-capable networks, up from one in ten back in 2019 with the government aiming for... View Article

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

On behalf of everyone at netMAGmedia, we wish you a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. Our offices will be closed from Friday 24th December until Tuesday 4th... View Article

Buyers’ rights of new homes strengthen with industry code

Developers who fail to resolve snagging problems on new homes could see themselves struck off the New Homes Quality Board, NHQB, register. The board has released a new housebuilders code banning high-pressure selling, requiring an after-sale ‘cooling off’ period and protecting the... View Article

Keystone Christmas Merrioke

The Keystone Group is proud to present its Keystone Christmas Merrioke featuring the superstars of Keystone. It’s time for a festive sing-a-long to get you in the Christmas spirit! A huge thanks to all our singers and dancers for playing... View Article

Gleeson to build 39 new homes in Abbeytown

Gleeson Homes has been granted planning permission to build 39 new homes off, Abbey Road, in Abbeytown, Cumbria. The development, which will be known as Barley Meadows, will see the 4.57 acre area of land be transformed into beautiful, high... View Article

Net zero carbon shared ownership homes in Stanford-le-Hope

Gresham House and ilke Homes have cause for celebration, as of 30th November the organisations officially broke ground at their first partnership zero carbon development at Hope Green in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. Delivered by ilke Homes and funded by Gresham House, via... View Article

It’s time for collective action on retrofit

Gail Scholes of Zenergi explores the challenge for builders and housing associations on retrofitting the UK’s ageing housing stock to meet modern energy standards. With 28.1 million homes in the UK, the challenge of reaching net zero is significant. We... View Article