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Building Safety Bill ‘must align closely’ with new Planning Bill

The Palace of Westminster (Image: Dreamstime/Tomas1111) Proposed government legislation to simplify the planning process should work in harmony with the looming building safety changes, says the CIOB. The institution was commenting after the Queen’s Speech today (11 May), which introduced 30 pieces of legislation due to be passed this year, including the Building Safety Bill, Planning Bill, Procurement ...

Government sets out ‘build back’ plans

The government has set out its legislative programme for the next parliament, including bills covering planning, building safety, public procurement and the next stage of construction for the HS2 railway. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Queen’s Speech: planning reforms and infrastructure investment pledged

The government committed itself to reforming planning laws, investing in infrastructure and improving building safety in today’s Queen’s Speech. The speech, which sets out the government’s priorities for the year at the state opening of parliament, repeated previous commitments to invest in national infrastructure. The… The post Queen’s Speech: planning reforms and infrastructure investment pledged appeared first on ...

New fire-safety statements needed for high-rise developments

Developers planning high-rise residential buildings will soon have to demonstrate consideration of fire safety across their entire land. Documents released by the government today reveal that the first stage of its planning reforms related to fire safety will be introduced in August. The Ministry of… The post New fire-safety statements needed for high-rise developments appeared first on Construction ...