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Autumn Statement – building a country for everyone

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement was focused around house building, infrastructure and closing the productivity gap. The Home Builders Fund pledged just last month has just been effectively doubled in an attempt to unlock economic growth for all. Hammond reported […]
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CIRIA publishes new edition of the SuDS Manual

“The one-stop shop for the delivery of sustainable drainage systems” CIRIA has published a revised edition of the SuDS Manual which it describes as the “one-stop shop for the delivery of SuDS” and “the most comprehensive industry SuDS guidance available […]
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New study assesses impact of climate change on flood risk in the UK

New study assesses impact of climate change on flood risk in the UK. Recommends a wider uptake of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and further investment in flood defences to offset the likely impact of climate change The Committee on Climate […]
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Severn Trent plans to double the number of sustainable drainage projects by 2020

New report says climate change adaptation plans will deliver more sustainable approaches to drainage Severn Trent Water says it intends to double the number of sustainable urban drainage (SuDS) projects in the next few years as a result of climate […]
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Planners give evidence to MPs on Housing and Planning Bill

Housing and Planning Bill represents “the end of English discretionary planning,” says Town and Country Planning Association Representatives of six bodies including town and rural planners gave evidence last week to the Public Bill Committee scrutinising the Government’s Housing and […]
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Environment Agency launches plans for £92m Boston flood barrier

Boston flood barrier will reduce the risk of tidal flooding The Environment Agency is holding a series of events starting this month to explain its plans for the proposed £92 million Boston Barrier flood defence scheme. The Boston flood barrier […]
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Current Issues in Contaminated Land Risk Assessment

Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment – December Conference SoBRA (the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment) is holding its AGM next month. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 16th 2015, at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) premises in […]
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Shropshire Council looking to install sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) across Shropshire

First SuDS measure in ‘Slow the Flow’ project is completed Shropshire Council has announced the completion of the first in a series of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to be implemented across the county. Shropshire Council is working in partnership with […]
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‘State of Building Trade Survey’ reveals growing skills shortage in construction industry

Quarterly figures show 60% of small building firms are struggling to hire bricklayers The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned that a “skills time bomb” in the construction industry is threatening the government’s ambition to increase home ownership and […]
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“Planning in England is at a crux point,” says British Property Federation

“Cuts in local planning departments are undermining central government’s ambitions for the delivery of new housing,” says Royal Town Planning Institute Three separate surveys on planning were published last month, two of which reviewed the current state of the planning […]
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