APRIL 2017

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Sajid’s challenge

Communities secretary tells housebuilders to improve on quality, design and sales terms

HBF Policy conference

We report from a busy day of industry analysis, politics and economics

Advanced Avant

An interview with Avant Homes boss Colin Lewis

Housing Growth Partnership

A new private/public body has been set up to invest in the volume builders of the future

Health and wellbeing

a Housebuilder/Saint-Gobain round table met to discuss a new report into health and wellbeing in new home

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The Oxford-Cambridge Arc challenge

Mark Smulian reports on the debates surrounding a potential development corporation to deliver the homes, offices and infrastructure needed for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Excellent infrastructure

Phillip Lyons, chief executive, housebuilding, at Countryside, looks at the crucial role that infrastructure - delivered in consultation with the community - should play in delivering first class developments

The Interview - Innes Smith, Springfield Properties

Innes Smith, ceo of Springfield Properties, is very proud of the Scottish housebuilder's product. He talks to Suzie Mayes about life as a listed company, the importance of keeping a customer focus and making homes as green as possible

Star turn

Roger Morton, performance director of Bovis Homes, is winner of the inaugural Housebuilder Star Award, recognising those who have gone over and above what is expected in their role. He talks to Suzie Mayes