Designing out crime is threatened by deregulation of the planning system
Building’s editor Sarah Richardson speaking on the BBC’s Today programme about the effect of the housing measures announced this week
The NPPF has opened up councils to more residential developments and, with an increasingly robust housebuilding industry preparing for growth, is the sector beginning to rally?
Mark Farmer, head of residential at EC Harris, asks whether policy change will have an impact
Housebuilders are bucking the trend and doing rather well - in fact, they’re even getting bonuses
If Mervyn King is to be believed, we shouldn’t get too excited about signs of recovery in the housing market. Construction still has a long way to go
Encouraging older people to move to high-quality retirement housing will free up family homes for the young to move into
Local government holds a once in a lifetime opportunity to shape the communities in which we live
Aside from rhetoric, what did we get from the party conferences? Building looks at the prospects for action on key funding areas
HTA’s Ben Derbyshire explains how the newly launched Building for Life will open dialogue and help developers
Joey Gardiner finds government money and planning reform fail to lift the mood at this week’s RESI 2012 conference
The housing measures could benefit from less focus on the planning system and more on affordable housing
The coalition’s much vaunted New Homes Bonus to increase housebuilding is falling victim to perverse incentives, lazy definitions and unsustainable cost
City council fires official for demanding bung
Yolande Barnes asks if the government mortgage scheme can be extended to institutional landlords
Ian Tant asks if it is right for the government to promote its ambitions for large scale developments?
Ben de Waal, of Aecom company Davis Langdon, looks at the implications for developers of this week’s decision to retain tax relief for brownfield regeneration
Careful implementation of the government’s housing initiatives is vital - otherwise, there could be real problems in the long term
Planning must be streamlined if UK plc is going to succeed in growing its economy - heritage organisations must not be allowed to interfere
Report on size of new homes could have devastating impact on housing development
Stimulating the housing market is a fine old idea, but it requires a planning system that is up to the job. Debbie Aplin considers what can be done to improve chances of getting on site
Finding a model of retirement living that appeals to 60-something baby boomers is the key to solving the housing shortage, argues Richard Morton
Does the appointment of new chief executive Andy Rose end a period of uncertainty for the HCA?
Last week, the chancellor beefed up Local Enterprise Partnerships and tasked them with administering anything up to £50bn in government funding to promote growth in local economies. This gives construction companies a rare chance to influence policy and win work
Check your salary against the national average, compare bonuses with previous years and discover the market sentiment
Despite a desperate need for new ideas, the complexity of products and innovations can too often stifle entrepreneurship and creativity in the housing sector. It’s time we stopped being so risk averse, says Richard McCarthy
Abolishing the Code for Sustainable Homes as part of the government’s review of housing standards would be a retrograde step
Is the private rented sector housing’s best hope?
If two technical issues are not resolved, the Community Infrastructure Levy could actually hinder new development
Politicians discussing garden suburbs and cities at next week’s Conservative conference would do well to look further than London and Hertfordshire
Last week’s housing and planning reforms suggest the government has given up on localism to build the homes we need
Leading industry figures tell us how they would end the housing crisis
Housing minister Grant Shapps is focused on boosting the small self-build sector. These images from a much-heralded Dutch self-build scheme make it clear it won’t be plain sailing, argues David Birkbeck
The housing minister can make 10 policy announcements before breakfast but nothing can disguise the fact that he is incapable of delivering on any of it, says Nick Raynsford
Ian Ginbey argues that Eric Pickles’ latest defeat may have repercussions across the planning system
Strategically planned large-scale development is back on the government agenda, but this time it’s less eco-town, more leafy suburb. Building reports
One the surface the return of 95% mortgages on new build homes is good for housebuilders
Families living in social housing rely on subsidies to make ends meet, but with higher rents and reduced benefits affordable homes are becoming anything but
Are housebuilders failing to build to zero-carbon standards - as suggested by minister Andrew Stunell - or is the failure to build due to a flaw in the targets?
Design Council Cabe’s Rachel Fisher on what the new planning framework means for design