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Labour's planning reforms and housing policy [June 2024 update]

With Labour now elected, lots of change is coming our way. Here, we analyse their proposals, specifically in the planning and housing space.

By Ufuk Bahar

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How to use RIBA 2020 Plan of Work: RIBA design stages explained [Updated]

This is our comprehensive guide to what the RIBA stages of work are, and why they matter to architects, builders and commissioning clients

By Robin Callister

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Planning permission refusal: The top 10 reasons & how to avoid them

Having your planning application refused is no fun at all, so here are our tips for not ending up in that situation (plus what you can do if it does happen to you)

By Nicole Guler

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The A-Z of building regulations drawings with building regs checklist

Welcome to your complete guide to building regulations drawings - what they are, when you need them and how to get building control approval

By Robin Callister

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Green Belt, from the policy debates to what you need to know to build a house there

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