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Need to know: Councils warn of health risk of permitted development homes

Need to know: Councils warn of health risk of permitted development homes

New report highlights council concerns that homes created using permitted development rights could risk their occupants' health and wellbeing.

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Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

London housing association Poplar HARCA is two thirds of the way through a successful scheme to unlock hidden homes and is sharing its learning with others, Josephine Smit finds.

Case study: Creating housing with local character

Case study: Creating housing with local character

How can qualities such as character and beauty be defined when it comes to new homes in suburban and rural areas? New guidance and developments provide responses, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Putting modern methods of construction to the test

Case study: Putting modern methods of construction to the test

In the north east of England a new housing development is trialling advanced building methods and home technologies, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Making the most of urban extension

Case study: Making the most of urban extension

Oxford's Barton Park is a large-scale housing development that is designed to bring benefits to its residents and to those living around it, finds Josephine Smit.


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Opinion: We have to take the likelihood of climate change seriously

Opinion: We have to take the likelihood of climate change seriously

Research and record temperatures are repeatedly reminding us of how our climate is changing, and we need to take this seriously when designing new places, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: End of Help to Buy raises housing delivery questions

Opinion: End of Help to Buy raises housing delivery questions

By any assessment the government's doomed Help to Buy policy has had an extraordinary effect on the housing market.

Opinion: South Wales needs a long term plan for transport infrastructure

Opinion: South Wales needs a long term plan for transport infrastructure

The Welsh government's decision to drop plans for a relief road around Newport is sound, but South Wales still needs transport infrastructure and ways to fund it, says Tim Williams.

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