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Green light for 850-home masterplan in Crewe

Cheshire East Council’s Planning Committee has granted outline permission for an 850-home masterplan brought forward by Bloor Homes and Vistry Partnerships. Each developer will build half of the homes, with the scheme forming part of the Council’s wider North West... View Article

Alpamint Capital announces 5,000 new affordable homes pledge

Alpamint Capital, a London-based private investment, development and consulting company, has pledged to build 5,000 affordable homes in the capital over the next decade. The company has specifically earmarked airspace development, whereby unused space on rooftops of existing buildings is... View Article

Serious about sustainability

The Ecodan range of air source heat pumps from Mitsubishi Electric are some of the most advanced heating systems available. Designed specifically for UK conditions. Ecodan provides renewable, low carbon alternatives to traditional fossil fuel-burning heating systems. With an A+++... View Article

Will Jenrick’s reforms succeed where others have failed?

HMM news editor and housing consultant Patrick Mooney bemoans the recent ‘revolving door’ of Housing Ministers, and speculates on Robert Jenrick’s chances of success. Every Housing Secretary or Minister that I can remember promises two things – to overhaul the... View Article

The Green Homes Grant – explained

Stewart Thompson of Global Energy Systems looks into the Green Homes Grant, and how small builders can reap the benefits of an increase in energy efficient projects. Following on from the Government’s commitment for the UK to be carbon neutral... View Article

Joining the fight for increased diversity

Brian Berry explores how a different kind of diversity – housing diversification – is vital to meeting housing targets, and why the FMB has co-founded a new action group. The Government cannot meet its ambition of building 300,000 new homes... View Article

A work of art

The London borough of Lewisham has long been a location that has effortlessly encapsulated the charm of old south London alongside its modern cultural counterpart, establishing energetic, creative and diverse communities. With attractive residential neighbourhoods, pockets of open green space... View Article

Kathleen Fontana becomes RICS President 2020-21

Kathleen Fontana has become President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Her inauguration as President took place on Friday 20 November after the RICS Annual General Meeting 2020, chaired by Time Neal, the outgoing RICS President. Kath is... View Article

A Rewarding Winter Offer from Panasonic

From November 1st, 2020, Panasonic is running a new Winter Promotion for installers purchasing its Mini VRF and Chiller ranges: Receive a 58” Panasonic Smart LED TV for every three Panasonic Mini VRF systems And receive a 58” Panasonic Smart... View Article