LGA responds to proposed ‘automatic’ planning reforms

Responding to the Government’s proposed planning reforms, Local Government Association Chairman, Cllr James Jamieson said: “While we await the details of these planning proposals, it is vital that any reforms provide the right protections so residents have the power to... View Article

Offsite manufacturing mitigates risk of working from height

Figures from the Health and Safety Executive reveal roofers account for 24% of work-related deaths in the construction industry. Working at height can be a perilous activity, particularly for the operators making lengthy modifications to products which could have been... View Article

LED represents 14% of all household lighting appliances

According to AMA Research’s latest Lighting Market Report the move towards the use of LEDs has increased, where this technology is estimated to represent 14% of lighting appliances owned by UK households. LEDs growth in market share has been underpinned... View Article

CIOB Welcomes Government Proposals On Building Safety

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has welcomed the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill, which outlines the first comprehensive reform of building safety regulations since their introduction under the 1984 Building Act. There is likely to be substantive change across... View Article

100% affordable scheme in Ealing sold by MHA London

MHA London has today announced the sale of the former Goldsmith Arms on East Acton Lane, Ealing. The transaction took place despite disruption in recent months caused by the impact of Covid-19. Following approval of the development proposals in January 2020, this site will be redeveloped by a Housing Trust to provide significant benefits to the local community.   The mixed-use, residential-led scheme will deliver 100% affordable... View Article

Avant Homes development set to move forward in Seaburn

Plans to build a community of stunning seaside homes have moved one step closer, after Avant Homes exchanged contracts on the purchase of land, as part of Sunderland City Council’s Seafront Regeneration Strategy. The North East housebuilder was granted planning... View Article