YIMBY v NIMBY – Battle for the future of UK housing

YIMBY v NIMBY – Battle for the future of UK housing
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Our Policy Executive, Jack Clappen, looks at the key takeaways from the 2023 party conference season and what it means for the timber industry.  Housing is set to be a key battleground in the 2024 election, with renters, home-owners, and new buyers all struggling amidst a cost-of-living crisis. Rents are...
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From blueprint to greenprint: the government’s roadmap to timber construction
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While Parliament was in recess this summer, the Confederation of Timber Industries were hard at work on the Timber in Construction Roadmap - due to be published in November. The government’s long promised Timber in Construction Policy Roadmap will support the expansion of low-carbon timber construction in the UK, following...
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What does the government’s latest housing policy mean for the timber industry?
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This week, the UK Government announced its latest effort to tackle the housing crisis. With housing a key driver of timber demand in the UK, we delve into what this latest announcement means for our industry. The government has pledged to build one million homes over this Parliament session by...
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More wood in construction essential to net zero, says Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)
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In its latest report - Seeing the wood for the trees: the contribution of the forestry and timber sectors to biodiversity and net zero goals – the EAC has recommended increasing wood in construction and expanding UK productive forestry to help achieve net zero by 2050. Over the last year,...
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Timber an “exciting, low-carbon solution to our built environment emissions”, says APPG Chair
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APPG for the Timber Industries Chair, Baroness Hayman of Ullock, gives her thoughts on the latest timber policy report: Climate change is increasingly central to global policy discussions and for good reason. If we are to ensure a sustainable future for all we must take action, and we must do...
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APPG Report Launch
New timber policy report launched in House of Lords
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The APPG for the Timber Industries launched its latest report – Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions – to a packed out reception in the House of Lords last month. The new report investigates where barriers exist to expanding timber use in the UK, and what policy solutions are available to...
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Lowfield Timber Frames assists Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry
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Lowfield Timber Frames has hosted the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee as part of the inquiry on Sustainable Timber and Deforestation. The inquiry is examining the sustainability of timber in the UK and the UK’s contribution to global deforestation. The inquiry will investigate how the UK, which imports most...
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New policy report outlines how the UK Government can decarbonise construction
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The APPG for the Timber Industries launched its latest report – Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions. The latest report investigates where barriers exist to expanding timber use, and what policy solutions are available to Government to address them. The report is structured around key policy themes identified by the timber...
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Embodied carbon.
TDUK Spring Policy Update
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TDUK Policy Executive Jack Clappen reflects on a busy winter period of political advocacy for the Confederation of Timber Industries. A little more than a year ago, the Environmental Audit Committee recognised timber as essential for decarbonising our built environment in their landmark report ‘Building to net zero: costing carbon...
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Construction barriers
Mapping the barriers to using more timber in construction
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The Timber in Construction Working Group has opened a survey to better understand barriers and enablers to the use of timber systems in construction. The findings will help inform work by the government on the safe and sustainable use of timber in construction including the creation of a Timber in...
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