Glasgow starts consultation on tall buildings in the City

Glasgow City Council has launched a public consultation on Tall Buildings in the City in response to an increasing number of them being built and planned.

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Driver death leads to £333,000 fine for housebuilder

Housebuilder Avant Homes has been fined more than £300,000 after a driver was crushed to death by falling concrete blocks at a construction site in South Lanarkshire.

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New procurement routes promised for water infrastructure investment

Water regulator Ofwat proposes cuts to water company’s infrastructure investment plans over the next five years by some £16 billion, at the same time as announcing that new funding models will be used in procurement of what is still a giant programme of £88 billion.

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High-water mark of adjudication passed with Supreme Court judgment

Collateral warranties are not construction contracts and cannot be the subject of adjudications, the Supreme Court has ruled.

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Trust fined after volunteer worker killed on canal restoration

A charitable trust has been fined £30,000 after a volunteer was fatally crushed during restoration work on the Wilts and Berks Canal.

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New issue of Construction Law arrives with subscribers

This month’s Construction Law print journal is landing on subscriber’s desks around now. Among the leading news stories this month is the landmark Supreme Court ruling that looks likely to see a rising number of judicial review challenges to infrastructure projects - when a rise in infrastructure projects looks likely under the new Labour government.

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Construction death toll rises

Latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show that 51 workers lost their lives on construction project accidents in 2023/24, with the average number of deaths in the industry over the past two years ‘statistically significantly higher’ than the pre pandemic period of 2016 to 2019. The rate of fatal injury in construction is some five times as high as the average across all industries, HSE says, with a total of 138 workers killed across all industries in work related accidents.

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Fear of knee-jerk planning rejections due to Supreme Court judgment

Resource starved planning authorities could respond to the Supreme Court’s landmark EIA judgment by routinely rejecting any applications with downstream impacts, lawyers warn.

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Transparency worries over use of frameworks

The value of government contracts awarded to the private sector via frameworks has tripled in the past four years but is raising transparency concerns, according to procurement data provider Tussell.

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Council wins roads judicial review

Birmingham City Council has won a judicial review of the Department for Transport’s decision to reject its new private finance initiative (PFI) roads maintenance contract.

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