May 2015

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In this issue

The Pete Redfern interview

Taylor Wimpey’s ceo on business principles, volume growth and industry innovation

Housing Standards Review

Our look at what it means for the industry

Stannington Park

Bellway’s redevelopment of a hospital site in Northumberland

Managing agents

It is essential to appoint managing agents early on mixed use schemes says surveyor Lee Baron

Home security

A review of the products helping to make new homes safe and secure

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The Interview - Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson veteran Chris Tinker is interim ceo of the business until the autumn. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the challenges the company has faced and its new strategy, featuring much multi-tenure housing.

The local election effect

The local elections have left some local plans in doubt following changes in council leadership. Suzie Mayes finds out what this might mean for housing

Funding good design

With the government's sharp focus on good homes design, Homes England is devising essential design standards for developers looking to access its funds and schemes. Mark Smulian reports