December 2019 / January 2020

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In this issue

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

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Beauty contest

The government has launched a new draft National Model Design Code with proposals to include the word "beauty" in planning rules. Mark Smulian reports on how this might affect the industry

The beauty quandary

Ministers want "beauty" embedded in planning - but what does that mean? David Birkbeck of Design for Homes gives his verdict on recent schemes that have won awards for their design

A view on design

Park View, Woodstock, has been referenced as a good example of beautiful design. Suzie Mayes talks to its creators, Graham Flint, md of Pye Homes Blenheim and Dominic Hare, ceo of Blenheim Estate

The Interview - Andy Hill, Hill

After a productive 2020, Andy Hill, ceo of Hill, talks to Suzie Mayes about his recent highlights and challenges, and how the pandemic has helped his business make improvements