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10 April 2019
Thousands of Amazon employees ask the company to adopt a climate change plan

In an open letter to Amazon’s board of directors and CEO Jeff Bezos, thousands of employees have asked the company to adopt a wide-ranging plan to fight climate change.

9 April 2019
Live above your station

300,000 homes could be built above London railway tracks — for the fastest commutes in town

03 April 2019
The UN is supporting a design for a new floating city that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes

23 March 2019
James Brokenshire announces over £36 million for the Great British Coast

70 projects from Cornwall to Cumbria receive a total of more than £36 million.

22 March 2019
Factory building 2,000 new homes a year opens in Ellesmere Port

 Project Etopia’s facility – a 50,000 sq ft factory in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire – is a joint venture with partner company 4wall, which offers a panelised construction system to help produce five three-bedroom homes per day.

12 March 2019
Digital tool to help deliver thousands of homes

An interactive tool to help match builders to plots of land which are ready for home-building has been launched today, to help get properties completed more quickly.

01 March 2019
Oxford to Cambridge's revived Varsity Line:

the 'brain belt' towns offering new commuter homes with future house price growth

22 February 2019
Smart home tech:four best robots and automated gadgets for your house and garden

Sit back and let your robot servants do the housework with these clever new gadgets.

23 January 2019
Much-loved coastal heritage assets to be saved with almost £1 million of Coastal Revival Fund

23 projects have been awarded up to £50,000 each to help restore local community assets and landmarks to their former glory.

24 January 2019
Dezeen MINI Living Future Urban Home 2019: plan for flood-proof Georgian terrace houses named as the winning vision for new city homes in 100 years’ time.

UK architects and designers took the top three places in an international contest to imagine the future of city living.

08 Nov 2018

£2 million for councils to crackdown on rogue landlords Councils across the country will receive extra cash to crackdown on rogue landlords thanks to a new £2 million fund, Housing Minister Heather Wheeler MP has announced today (8 November 2018).

25 Sept 2018

Not fake news - the truth about Britain's new homes

We’ve all heard the comments - the countryside is being covered in concrete, new houses are springing up everywhere, our green and pleasant land under permanent threat. Well, the reality is not quite what the slogans suggest.

15 Oct 2018

Lodger dodgers and Airbnb landlords may be targeted in Budget

A newspaper claims landlords who ‘game’ the current tax regime for short term lets and lodging may be in the firing line in the Budget on October 29.


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10 April 2019
IKEA achieve a BREEAM sustainability rating

IKEA Greenwich has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM UK New Construction certification, a sustainability rating and accolade held by just 320 buildings around the world

8 April 2019
Morgan Sindall chalks up £24m Bournemouth uni job

Contractor secured job via the Southern Construction Framework.

2 April 2019
ULEZ London: car clubs, bike hire and free taxis among incentives to encourage new homes buyers to go car free

London’s journey to becoming a car-free city is moving up a gear. On Monday the new Ultra-Low Emission Zone will be introduced by Mayor Sadiq Khan who also wants more central London streets pedestrianised and a ban on car parking spaces at new London homes and office blocks.

21 March 2019
How can housebuilders contribute to sustainable water management?

From water saving devices and rainwater harvesting to sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), there are myriad ways in which housebuilders can contribute to sustainable water management. Despite cost and space restrictions, many of these solutions are easily, and affordably, implemented within new homes and during the construction process.

08 March 2019
Bungalows for the retired? Think again

From grand villas on the Isle of Bute to city centre flats, the over-55s are starting anew

17 February 2019
Brokenshire champions parks with over £13 million new funding

Councils across the country are to benefit from more than £13 million funding to breathe new life in to our green spaces for the benefit of all.

30 January 2019

What’s next for property imagery?

There’s no end to the PropTech and photography solutions available to estate agents these days to help them sell good, old-fashioned bricks and mortar.

24 January 2019

Tech unicorns transforming London:areas from Broadgate to Battersea becoming hubs for cool new homes, barista workshops and axe-throwing

Billion-dollar ‘unicorn’ private digital firms are flocking to Battersea, Fitzrovia and Broadgate, bringing homes for their techies.

4 December 2018
Developers in Britain will have to go green and put the environment first

Developers in Britain could be required to put the environment at the heart of residential and commercial building and have to assess the type of habitat before submitting planning applications.

15 Oct 2018

Government to make new homes freehold with ground rents capped

The vast majority of new-build houses are to be sold as freehold with ground rents for new leases capped at £10 under new government proposals.

24 Sept 2018

Labour unveils review of planning system

Party promises rethink of current system with results due next year

Labour has the appeals system in its sights as it embarks on its new review to restore people power in planning.

The party’s “root and branch rethink” of the planning system was officially launched at the party conference in Liverpool last night.

10 April 2019
Plans submitted for ambitious MSG Sphere schemes

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has

submitted plans for the ambitious sphere-shaped entertainment and music venue in Stratford, London

5 April 2019
The cost benefits of green construction

According to a growing body of research, ‘green construction’ can transform the way we live, work, play and learn. But what does it mean?

25 March 2019
£3.7 million to fund 5 new garden towns across the country

New garden towns will provide up to 64,000 much-needed homes across England.

21 March 2019
Offsite construction aids sustainable community in Oxfordshire

Ed Vaizey, MP for Wantage, joined Greencore Construction to celebrate the opening of one of Britain’s most sustainable communities, in Longcot, Oxfordshire.

06 March 2019
JLL says Build to Rent will bring over 2,000 homes to Bristol by 2021

More than 2,000 new Build to Rent apartments are set to be created in Bristol in the next three years, according to property firm JLL.

13 February 2019
Cash boost to help build 200,000 homes in new garden towns

A £9 million cash injection to speed up the locally-led building of new garden towns and villages across the country has been announced.

30 January 2019

Brokenshire unveils £500 million affordable homes funding boost

Nearly £500 million will be spent building more than 11,000 much-needed affordable properties across the country.

24 January 2019

Reservation Agreements set to become part of the buying process

Politicians and officials are studying a ‘model’ two page reservation agreement drawn up by a law firm as a possible way of slashing fall throughs and speeding up transactions.

5 December 2018
UK’s most sustainable homebuilders revealed

NextGeneration, the benchmark which assesses and ranks the UK’s 25 largest homebuilders on their sustainability performance has released its annual report which names Lendlease, Barratt Developments Plc and Redrow as the UK’s most sustainable homebuilders

14 Oct 2018

Government to make new homes freehold with ground rents capped

The vast majority of new-build houses are to be sold as freehold with ground rents for new leases capped at £10 under new government proposals.

24 Sept 2018

Holiday home market could be hit by Labour's £560m tax plan

Sales of holiday homes could be hit as a result of a new £560m tax proposal put forward by Labour.

Under the plans, set out at the opening of Labour’s annual conference in Liverpool, properties in England used as holiday homes would be subject to an average tax bill of over £3,200.

09 Nov 2018

Flats to be built at Eden Glen car park

SENIOR councillors in Bournemouth have given their backing to £10.5m plans to replace a town centre car park with a block of 63 “very, very affordable” flats designed for young people.

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