Conference to set out development plans & opportunities in London

On the 10th January, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together at the London Development Plans conference – one of the City’s largest business events of the year within the property and construction industry. The event, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the region’s biggest names in business lead a regional […]

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Strategy aims to cut Ediburgh’s reliance on the financial sector

Edinburgh’s economic strategy will seek to cut the Scottish capital’s reliance on financial services, a senior council official has told a Built Environment Networking Conference. Michael Thain, head of place development at Edinburgh City Council, said in a presentation at BEN’s Edinburgh Development Plans conference that the authority’s emerging economic strategy would be focused on […]

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Government warned over Surrey housing numbers

Surrey’s local authorities will be unable to meet the increased housing output being demanded by ministers, the county council’s cabinet property supremo has told a Built Environment Networking conference. The government recently announced that it is planning to change the way it calculates how many new homes councils need to plan for in their local […]

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Brighton Council signals truce with developers

Brighton council wants to end its reputation for taking an adversarial stance towards developers, the borough’s senior planner has told a Built Environment Networking event. Giving the keynote presentation at the Brighton Hove & Sussex Development Plans event earlier this month, the authority’s head of planning Liz Hobden said: “The local planning authority has a […]

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Grade II property on Hove seafront set for flat conversion

Rego property have outlined their plans to convert the former headquarters of Brighton and Hove’s Council into flats at a recent Built Environment Networking event. The plan to convert King’s House, a grade II listed building on Hove seafront, will provide much needed housing in the region. Ronan Mellett, director of Rego Property, said that […]

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Conference to set out economic growth opportunities in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

On the 6th December, prominent business and public-sector leaders will meet at The Guildhall in Cambridge for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference – the region’s largest business conference of 2017. The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the combined authority’s biggest names in business and politics lead a debate […]

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New heritage park & city centre hotel to galvanise Coventry

Ian Harrabin, chairman of the Historic Coventry trust, is to create a new heritage park in the grounds of the medieval Carthusian monastery on the outskirts of the city centre. He said that the monks’ cells will be restored to create new hotel accommodation and a new events venue will be built in the gardens. […]

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Devolution to further benefit the West Midlands and Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester and the west midlands are the only two city-regions which are likely to receive more devolved powers, the chief executive of Coventry council has revealed at a Built Environment Networking Conference. Responding to questions at BEN’s Coventry Development Plans event, Martin Reeves said there would be announcements on further devolution ‘over the next […]

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Liverpool Council seeks partner for Garden Festival revamp

Liverpool council will be going out to the market later this year for a development partner to regenerate the derelict Garden Festival site, a senior official has told a recent Built Environment Networking event. Mark Kitts, the local authority’s assistant director for development housing and planning, said at BEN’s Liverpool Development Plans event, held in […]

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