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The latest news, features, comment and analysis of the UK housebuilding market covering policy, regulation, planning, technology, new developments and products

John Stewart

Responding to Barker

Feb. 1, 2006 Comment

Government is reviewing the infrastructure demands of an increased housing supply and has charged Kate Barker with reviewing the planning system. This is of...

Comment

Feb. 1, 2006 Comment

There is a note of cautious optimism in the air over indications that the market is picking up.

Cost of consent

Jan. 1, 2006 Comment

Councillors’ power to refuse planning consent on a political whim is a costly problem which must be addressed

Comment

Jan. 1, 2006 Comment

Richard Rogers captured the public imagination with his urban taskforce’s latest report, which comprehensively rubbishes the quality of new housing in city c...

John Stewart

Asking the right question

Jan. 1, 2006 Comment

Government must recognise the industry’s need to respond to demand: attempts to implement utopian visions against the grain do not work, and the market will ...