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Planning portal: Delivery-focused planning will keep Welsh talent in Wales

Delivery-focused planning will stay the emigration of Welsh design talent, writes Alan Francis

Generic plans

Government publishes updated planning guidance

The industry has welcomed updated planning guidance published by the government yesterday (6 February) but warns that further revisions will be needed before long

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More Homes: Lib Dems want call-in powers slashed

The Liberal Democrats have resolved to further reform the planning system in order to meet their goal of building 300,000 new homes each year

Belfast City Centre

Northern Ireland faces planning policy shake-up

Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark Durkan has launched a consultation into its proposed Strategic Planning Policy Statement (SPPS) which is set to consolidate more than 20 planning documents into just one  

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Specialist planning court set to launch this summer

A specialist, new fast-track planning court for major developments will hear its first cases this summer

Plan of Work 2013

Are you using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013?

Industry snubs new Plan of Work: 54 per cent don’t use it

Six months on, changes to the RIBA Plan of Work have not been adopted by the majority of the construction industry, writes Laura Mark

Plan of Work 2013

Plan of Work 2013 survey: Is it working?

Calling architects, clients, engineers, contractors and developers. The AJ wants to hear your views on the newly introduced RIBA Plan of Work

Plan of Work 2013

Architects hit out at updated Plan of Work for ‘sending the wrong message on sustainability’

In a move to incorporate the Green Overlay to the Plan of Work into the new plan, the RIBA may have missed the boat on sustainability

Plan of Work 2013

RIBA’s new Plan of Work under fire as A-L stages are scrapped

Critics say new format undermines position of architects in construction process and ignores sustainability issues, writes Laura Mark

Architype\'s Bessemer School

Monitoring and the Plan of Work

Laura Mark looks at how post occupancy evaluation is accounted for in the RIBA Plan of Work

RIBA Plan of Work 2013

Plan of Work 2013 face-off: ACA hits outs at ditching of stages A-L

The Association of Consultant Architects (ACA) has accused the RIBA of ‘cosying up to contractors’ in its revamped Plan of Work



CPD: Materials for corrosion resistant and hygienic drainage

This CPD is sponsored by ACO Building Drainage. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge allowing them to avoid specification risks associated with drainage elements for corrosion resistant and hygienic applications.