Glenigan wins development pipeline tender for DCLG

Construction intelligence providers Glenigan has won a competitive tender to supply planning application and development pipeline data to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Glenigan will collate and analyse private/domestic and commercial applications data from 350 planning authorities... View Article

Help to Buy sales hit monthly high

Government figures report that 4,357 sales were made under the Help to Buy equity loan scheme in June, the highest monthly total since the scheme launched in April last year. In total, 27,167 homes have been purchased under the equity... View Article

Helping unlock development land

Under new plans announced by the government councils that bring forward brownfield land for development could benefit from a share of £5 million to get work started on the new homes. There are up to 100 bids available, with councils... View Article

Government consults on further planning reform

As part of the effort to simplify and speed up the planning process the government has launched a consultation exercise, which closes on 26 September, designed to bring further reform to the planning system. The consultation invites views on how... View Article

National Stats show increase in housing output

The NHBC has reported that private sector registrations were the sole driver of UK housing growth in Q2 2014 with registrations rising 9% to 27,527 during the quarter against Q2 2013. During Q2, South East England saw the largest rise... View Article

Yet another housing minister – what a surprise!

Another year, another reshuffle, another new housing minister! No surprises there (they tend to last no more than about 11 months) but what does the appointment of Brandon Lewis MP hold in store for tenants of social housing? More of... View Article

Tesco set to build 4,000 homes

Tesco’s hunger for land was well known, as the supermarket giant appeared to buy up any plot of land that came onto the market. Their perceived policy was to buy the land, get the planning, build the store, and if... View Article

Homes and Communities Agency sets out housing plans

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) plans to complete more than 9,500 market sale homes as part of its targets for 2014/15. More than 5,500 of these will be delivered through the government’s Get Britain Building programme, devised for schemes... View Article

How brownfield sites can help solve the housing crisis?

The recent Mansion House Speech given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the subsequent written Statement to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government indicates government support for housing development on brownfield land. But what... View Article

What makes a ‘wow’ kitchen?

Graham Hopper, UK sales director of Leicht introduces current trends in kitchen design All homes have a heart and almost always the kitchen is that heart. Designing an exceptional kitchen that will sell the home takes time, skill and attention... View Article

Protect yourself and your employees on-site

Gary Trotter, general manager at security solutions company Hadrian Technology, offers advice on how housebuilders and developers can cut back on annual losses caused by fraud, abuse, misconduct, vandalism, theft and waste on-site. CCTV systems can be used to help... View Article