Low Carbon Construction Team report welcomed

Emerging findings on the challenges and opportunities for the construction sector have been published , from the Low Carbon

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10,000 fewer planning applications in the system

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has confirmed further reforms to the planning system, removing around 10,000

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Tourism is an important element in local business

During the present economic climate ways of helping local businesses is an important factor in any recovery for local councils.

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More grants to train the next generation of Planners

More students will be able to take up careers in town planning and help bridge the skills gap

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Action plans to be drawn up to tackle noise

New evidence has been provided to help road and rail operators decide on the best way to deal with the impact of noise

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New business support leaflet for struggling market stalls

A new advice leaflet for market stall owners free business ‘health checks’ to help them beat economic challenges

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£50m to help councils with economic recovery

  An extra £50 million is being given to councils to help them make big strides toward economic recovery

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New head of design and sustainability for HCA

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed Jane Briginshaw as its new head of design and sustainability.

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More winter help on way to poorest pensioners

Hundreds of thousands of the poorest pensioners should benefit from lower fuel bills this winter thanks to a deal announced

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Reconstructing the builders' rulebook to reduce bills

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has announced changes to the country’s building regulations

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Editor's Feature
John Alker
Head of Advocacy,
UK Green Building Council

Time and again studies show that one of the key barriers to the uptake of home energy efficiency and low carb...


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The 80/80 challenge
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