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House prices “stabilising”

House prices fell nationally by 1.3% in September, contributing to an annual fall of 12.4%, according to the latest Halifax house price index.
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Andy Horwood

Gleeson Strategic Land has appointed Andy Horwood, who has a background in building design, technical issues and land purchasing, as development technical manager.
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English Partnerships’ last swansong

English Partnerships’ last report says it reclaimed 289ha of brownfield land, facilitated 11,045 starts and 6,632 completions and attracted £1,266m of private investment in one year
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Jean Laurie

The ASC has appointed Jean Laurie, previously strategic relations manager at the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, as its strategic relations and policy manager.
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West Midlands gap funding package unveiled

Advantage West Midlands has launched an increased gap funding package to support land reclamation that would otherwise be unviable.
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Sara Drake

Sara Drake, managing director of the Home Builders' Federation since 2005, is to become the Royal Town Planning Institute's first managing director.
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Builders warn regulation will end development

Some home builders have told the Office of Fair Trading that the extra cost and regulatory burden of using brownfield land means that even growth areas are becoming unviable
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Andy Malkin

Dounreay Site Restoration has appointed a new site programme manager Andy Malkin in succession to Alastair Macdonald.
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Beware of old mines, councils are warned

The Coal Authority has issued a stark warning to local authorities about the need to block old coal mine entries, following two recent fatalities to members of the public.
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Jane Gilbert

Jane Gilbert is leaving Organics Recycling (formerly the Composting Association) after nine years as chief executive to spend more time working on European interests.
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