Issue : 17 May 2012
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Aberdeenshire set for new homesSubscription
Construction activity in north-east Scotland is set to increase after Aberdeenshire Council’s adoption of its local plan.
Scrap procurement 'gold-plating', say architectsSubscription
Architects have called for radical reforms to public sector procurement rules, which they said cost them some £40 million a year to make bids.
Priority Schools programme increases to £2.4bnSubscription
Contractors say questions remain unanswered over £2bn of private finance as government injects £400 million to kick-start building.
'Shock' surge in construction waste disposal costs Subscription
The cost of disposing of certain grades of construction and demolition waste has surged by 2,460 per cent overnight.
Demand for new properties fuels rent risesSubscription
Rental values are continuing to rise across the UK as rising demand outstrips the number of new properties coming to market, according to a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors survey.
Olympic Delivery Authority chairman rules himself out of the running as Paul Morrell’s replacement.
A priority list of schools will be funded through capital grants due to their urgent need of repair.
The Department for Energy and Climate Change has confirmed that its proposed changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme for solar installations will be implemented a month later than planned.
A total of 261 schools, from 587 applicants, will be rebuilt, or have their ‘condition needs met’ under the £2bn Priority Schools Building Programme.
Network Rail has agreed a £2.3bn funding package with Crossrail for new infrastructure enhancements and surface works.