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Is planning ready for off-site manufacture?

Apex modular housing

Production-line homes could be one answer to the UK's housing shortage. But, as off-site manufacture prepares to join the mainstream, Serena Ralston asks if planning is lagging behind the technology

p22-25_pic_3_Savoy-Circus---Richard-Downer.png In Somerset, a new town of 1,500 modular units made from hot-rolled steel chassis has sprung up in just a year for key workers at the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.It is a time frame that would be unthinkable in traditional construction. But Debansu Das of Caledonian, the manufacturer, cheerfully compares modular........
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