Realise the potential of your land

The end of one year and the start of a new one is often a time for making decisions, for looking ahead and planning changes. They may be small – like joining a gym or giving up smoking – or something on a larger scale … changing career, starting up a business or looking to … Continued

How the Autumn Budget will impact the property market

No matter what your political preference may be, it is fair to say that the Government line-up has been pretty turbulent after Truss’ tenure lasted a mere 45 days. Now that Rishi Sunak has been established as the new Prime Minister, the hope is that he will remain in power for longer than a limp … Continued

How to reduce energy consumption during winter 2022

Anyone who has not seen the screaming headlines about the forthcoming energy crisis must have been living under an (unheated) rock for the last few months. The press has repeatedly warned people of the impending price hike, which experts believe has been caused because of the Ukraine war and the pandemic. For most, the ‘whys’ … Continued

What the mini budget means for the property sector

As Britain faces a cost-of-living crisis, rising inflation and an impending recession, the property industry argues that addressing the housing crisis is one way to strengthen our economy. In this article, we take a look at what the changes announced in the mini-Budget mean for investors and homeowners. Among Kwasi Kwarteng’s widespread tax cuts, the … Continued

What does the future hold for the construction industry?

The construction industry has been adversely impacted over the past two years by a multitude of factors, including soaring inflation, the cost-of-living crisis and, not forgetting, COVID-19. Unprecedented disruption to global supply chains and subsequent shortages, delays and, ultimately, rises in material costs have all put pressure on a sector already struggling to deliver on … Continued

Decoding planning and property terminology

The planning and property industry is full of words and phrases that might be confusing to those not regularly buying, renting or selling land or property. There can be a lot to get your head around – complicated paperwork, lengthy contracts and unfamiliar language that everyone else around you seems to understand perfectly. Not sure … Continued

Environmental solutions needed to keep developments on track

New housing plans are being put under threat and impractical restraints placed on developers as nutrient neutrality becomes a growing issue. It is one of the biggest concerns in the home building industry at the moment and currently, nobody has been able to find a satisfactory solution. Nutrient neutrality originally hit the headlines in 2018 … Continued

The Levelling Up White Paper: A response from the property industry

The Government has recently announced a levelling up plan aimed at transforming the UK, spreading opportunity and prosperity to more areas and closing the national income gap. The Levelling Up White Paper, which includes 12 national, cross-societal missions to be achieved by 2030, represents a long-term plan to see nationwide disparities narrow in regard to … Continued

The building blocks of a successful 2022

  It’s hard to believe just how quickly 12 months can pass and, in that time, how many changes we’ve seen imposed on society and businesses. At LW Developments, we’ve taken this opportunity to reflect on 2021, because despite the increased restrictions, social distancing and lack of post-work pint, it was a great year for … Continued

Building a greener Britain

As we reflect on two weeks in which leaders from around the world assembled in Glasgow for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the construction and built industry look to what they can do to help reduce carbon commissions in the UK. With the built environment contributing to 25 per cent of the … Continued