LGA responds to proposed ‘automatic’ planning reforms

Responding to the Government’s proposed planning reforms, Local Government Association Chairman, Cllr James Jamieson said: “While we await the details of these planning proposals, it is vital that any reforms provide the right protections so residents have the power to... View Article

Fire Service answers developer’s safety call

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service answered the call from a North East regeneration and development specialist to strike a deal which has improved both site and fire safety. By agreeing a licence for nearly 1.4 acres of unused... View Article

Social housing in rural areas a ‘long ignored scandal’

Commenting on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee report into social housing, Crispin Truman, chief executive of CPRE, the countryside charity, said: ‘It has never been more important to deliver better quality and genuinely affordable homes for everyone and... View Article

SAP 10.1 Changes the Heating Industry

From Ross Harrold, Marketing & PR, Electric Heating Company A large challenge faced by the Heating Industry was the methodology for SAP 2012, which was written six years ago. SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) is the methodology used to determine a... View Article

Adapting to change

Though the construction industry is now back on site, Covid-19 has not left it unscarred. AO.com managing director Anthony Sant speaks to netMAGmedia’s Jack Wooler on how the virus has brought supply to the fore, and what the company has... View Article

Meeting the climate change challenge

By Simon Storer, Chief Executive of Insulation Manufacturers Association (IMA) As the UK makes tentative steps out of Covid-19 lockdown with government measures to revive the economy, our climate change crisis has not gone away and is accelerating. The chancellor’s... View Article

Don’t forget to let your home breathe

While sorting out the insulation, don’t forget to pay attention to your property’s ventilation system – from Patrick Mooney, news editor of Housing Management & Maintenance magazine Green sector campaigners were delighted with the Chancellor’s £2 billion boost to make... View Article

New affordable homes go local in the Isle of Wight

Sovereign Housing Association’s building 24 new affordable homes in Shalfleet, on the Isle of Wight. This 100% affordable rural development will build a whole new community at the site, with 13 homes for affordable rent and 11 for shared ownership.... View Article

How to Bid and Win Contracts in the Covid-19 Era

Andrew Morrison of AM Bid outlines what buyers will be looking to get assurance on when evaluating tender submission Following a sharp decline in tender activity during March and April, we are now seeing the return of opportunities to bid... View Article

LGA responds to immigration points-based system statement

Responding to the publication of further details on plans for the new UK points-based immigration system, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said: “As a country we face significant skills challenges, with one of the most serious... View Article