SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
RIBA welcomes Public Land Initiative

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) welcomed today’s announcement on the Public Land Initiative by Housing Minister John Healey, which will see the release of Government-owned land for the development of new homes.

Responding to the announcement, RIBA President Ruth Reed said: “This is a very welcome step in the right direction. A lack of competition in the housebuilding industry has led to poor quality new-build homes, and today’s announcement should make it easier for smaller developers to gain access to land. If this approach was adopted for all public sector land, it could help bring new players into the market, and force the major housebuilders to raise their game.

“The RIBA has consistently campaigned against poor quality homes being built in England, and given the recent problems with the Kickstart programme, we hope that the release of public land will be dependent on high design standards for the new housing developments.”

IN BRIEF
Wednesday 17 February 2010
"Are transport destinations the next typology?"
Tue 22 Jul 2014
Blaze in Lotus office tower (Andheri) kills fireman
Tue 22 Jul 2014
Willem van Genugten appointed Associate Director at (Designed by) Erick van Egeraat BV
Fri 18 Jul 2014
Nine employees at Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will promoted to Associate Principal level
Fri 18 Jul 2014
Aurecon has announced two major appointments in its South African division
Fri 18 Jul 2014
AECOM acquires URS Corporation
Wed 16 Jul 2014
OVA Studio releases HIVE-INN CITY FARM
Tue 15 Jul 2014
Call for entries: DAM Architectural Book Award
Thu 10 Jul 2014