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White paper caution

Dec. 1, 2000

Housebuilders have cautiously welcomed the urban white paper and the chancellor's pre-Budget report, both of which were announced last month.

Industry blasts flooding jibes

Dec. 1, 2000

Housebuilders have refuted claims that they have added to the UK's flooding risk by inappropriate development and have called on local authorities to be more...

HouseBuilder scoops top award

Dec. 1, 2000

HouseBuilder writer John Stewart has won the prestigious residential trade journalist of the year award sponsored by Halifax and Laing. His victory completes...

Comment from the editor

Dec. 1, 2000

Tax breaks are a start Despite the disappointment expressed by Lord Rogers, it seems to me that the measures outlined in the urban white paper and pre-Budget...

Forum facts

Dec. 1, 2000

Marcus Keys, Housing Forum project manager, takes a look at the organisation's latest report on its demonstration projects, launched at its October conference.

Rights of third parties

Dec. 1, 2000

Neil Price of law firm Hammond Suddards Edge looks at the impact that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act will have on contracts for work and materia...

Greenfield...

Dec. 1, 2000

Moves and appointments

Dec. 1, 2000

McCarthy && Stone has appointed Simon Clift as its executive commercial director. He will direct the planning and construction of more than 1500 flats in the...

Bard of Richmond

Dec. 1, 2000

Jeremy Gates talks to Garry Stewart - poet, script writer and managing director of Richmond Homes of Dunfermline, Scotland.

Housing the bus pass generation

Dec. 1, 2000

The number of elderly people in the UK is set to soar in the next few years. But they won't want to live in nursing homes for their care - increasingly they ...