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PDR Extended to Boost SME Resi
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Writing in Property Week, Adam Branson reports that housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a raft of planning reforms to speed up the development of new homes, including new permitted development rights (PDRs), a register of brownfield land and a focus on “beautiful” building.

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The Bright Side of Covid-19
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Writing in the 23 March issue of Forbes, Professor Jeroen Kraaijenbrink reminds us that the coronavirus pandemic has a lot of dark sides. Around the world, people get ill and die, schools close, the healthcare system is overloaded, employees lose their jobs, companies face bankruptcy, stock markets collapse and countries have to spend billions on […]

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Avoiding Planning Gridlock
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Officials may use executive powers to take decisions if committees are cancelled. Councils are considering taking up rarely-used executive powers to keep the planning and development system moving during the coronavirus pandemic, Housing Today understands.

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Are YOU Connected?
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As many UK workers currently sit at home and try to virtually recreate their work environment, politicians and businesses need to ask how we remain a world-leading country and economy after Brexit and the impact of Covid-19.

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Dutch Courage over Climate Crisis
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Property Week took a look at some of the groundbreaking schemes in and around Amsterdam and talked to the people behind them to find out why the country has embraced circularity with such zeal.

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IR35 – Countdown to 6th April
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If you are an employer in the private sector in construction and engineering, you are probably aware of the IR35 changes that the Government is implementing from 6th April this year. There are lots of rumours and information flying around the industry and we know it may be confusing to understand all of it. Because […]

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Time to STOP Building !!!???
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This is going to come as a shock to some: the purpose of housebuilders is to profit from solving the problems of people, place and planet, not to profit from trashing them. “We need fewer, smaller, greener and more affordable homes that improve people’s quality of life”, says Chris Brown, chair and founder of Igloo, […]

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Building Better Proposals
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The final report from the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission published last week outlined a list of ideas with huge implications for housebuilders and developers. The question is whether they will actually be implemented.

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Jenrick’s planning goals
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The secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick has given the industry an early indication of what to expect from the forthcoming planning white paper.

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Tories pledge to boost MMC
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The Conservative Party has pledged to support the use of modern methods of construction in its general election manifesto.

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Smart & Modular – tackling the housing crisis
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John Corbett, sales director UK at EnOcean, outlines how modern methods of construction and smart technologies can revolutionise the building process and the way we live.

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