May 2014

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Let battle commence

Housing minister Kris Hopkins and his shadow Emma Reynolds start the election campaign at the HBF Policy conference

The return of the council house

Local authorities are considering building homes again. Is this an opportunity for housebuilders?

Finance special

Our finance special looks at development finance, part exchange, incentives and provides a round up from lenders on the finance market

Eco and sustainability

Our round up of the key products helping saving water and energy

Part L guide

Our special supplement on the latest changes to Part L

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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