LDEDC Act 2009 construction contract in writing

Is it true that a construction contract under Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (LDEDC Act 2009) no longer needs to be in writing?

In short, yes. Since the LDEDC Act 2009 has been implemented, the Construction Act 1996 applies to all construction contracts, whether in writing or verbally. Section 107 of the Construction Act 1996 was repealed, removing the requirement for a construction contract to be in writing.