November 2011

We must deliver value in housing sector

As the latest round of Home and Communities Agencies (HCA) contracts are signed off, work is beginning on hundreds of new housing developments across the country.

Even a cursory glance at the news section of the HCA’s website shows numerous schemes are progressing on site or securing millions of pounds in funding to move forward.

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Mulbury Homes appoints Phil Palmer as land director

Specialist affordable housing developer Mulbury Homes has appointed Phil Palmer as its new land director.

Phil has been recruited to help drive the continued organic growth of Cheshire-based Mulbury Homes through strategic land acquisition as well as leading the planning process for new developments.

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Planning reform is needed, but we have to get it right

There continues to be much concern about the Government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework, currently being consulted on by ministers.

Environmental groups and communities at large are quite rightly concerned about the possibility of developments springing up haphazardly on greenbelt land.

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