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Success of Building Safety Act depends on collaboration and competence
building safety act | Grenfell Tower | Planning Law | UK

New building safety legislation has been a long time coming, says Caroline Gumble - but more detail is needed before its potential can be properly assessed

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  • Local input into design codes has been identified as a factor in the levelling up and regeneration bill outlined in the Queen’s Speech. The government’s head of architecture, Sarah Allan, tells Simon Wicks how the creation and use of design codes is taking shape in England

  • In the next few months, a small satellite will be propelled into orbit from the UK for the first time. Huw Morris reports on an embryonic industry that is already a strategic priority – and the planners helping to turn the UK into a place for space

  • Sophus zu Ermgassen is an ecological economist whose work analyses the costs and benefits of everything environmental, from rewilding to insulation. He tells Simon Wicks why we need to radically rethink our housebuilding model – and our economy