Permitted development is a product of planning mismanagement

Baroness Thornhill has expressed her disappointment on how permitted development rules remain an example of top down planning. She argued that elected councillors and officers are better judges than ministers or civil servants on balancing the need for employment space with... View Article

Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent primed for new homes

Plans submitted by Bellway Homes for a development of much needed new homes, have been given the go ahead by the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation on the edge of Ebbsfleet Garden City, Kent.  Bellway has already commenced enabling works to pave... View Article

Compliance can no longer be ignored

Yvonne Orgill of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) says attitudes to compliance are changing, and housebuilders and developers cannot ignore their responsibilities to protect consumers when specifying bathroom products. Last year, the tragedy of Grenfell Tower highlighted the potential worst-case... View Article

Dallmer launches new website

Modern, responsive and clear: the new website of Dallmer Ltd is suitable for mobile devices and shows many functions in the Dallmer design. It’s packed with some great features and is simple to navigate. Users have the opportunity to create... View Article

Building a community

While only a relatively modestly- scaled development with 27 homes, Marklake Court is being seen as an exemplar of a community-led social housing project. Jack Wooler spoke to Hari Phillips, director at project architects Bell Phillips, about how the south... View Article

Luxury apartments in Cambridgeshire

Ahousebuilder in Hauxton, Cambridgeshire has responded to local demand with its first luxury apartments. Redrow Homes South Midlands has unveiled 16 two-bed luxury apartments, named ‘The Turner,’ at its existing Sanderson Manor development on Church Road. The first of their... View Article

Another new camera that pushes the boundaries

For building inspection and the prevention of energy loss, a thermal imaging camera is now considered an essential tool and thanks to its continuous development strategy, FLIR Systems provides this industry with an exceptional choice of products. Year on year... View Article

£13m Croydon scheme begins on fire-damaged site

Work has started onsite for a £13m residential scheme in Croydon, set to bring 65 new homes to the London borough. The new development will consist of 44 private homes, a mixture of one, two and three-bed units, along with... View Article

Green light for timber homes in Newham

Planning has been granted by Newham Borough Council in east London for an 800 m2 residential scheme for Cliveden Land. Edward Williams Architects has designed four new buildings to be inserted into the car parking area of an existing development... View Article

The fight to combat homelessness

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance, explains why he believes Whitehall politicians need to up their game in the fight to combat homelessness and cut unnecessary deaths. It was a sad indictment of the... View Article

2010s to record poorest figures on housebuilding

The 2010s will see the lowest number of new houses built in England since the Second World War, according to analysis from think tank CPS. This is reportedly part of a 50-year pattern, in which each decade has seen fewer... View Article

From the Editor

TV architect George Clarke spoke at a recent event on the urgent need to innovate in housebuilding to deliver good quality at the same time as the numbers. At the Mitsubishi Electric-staged event Clarke provocatively said “there’s no point building... View Article