The mayor's draft London plan will look beyond tall buildings as a means of increasing the density of housing development in the capital, London deputy mayor for housing James Murray said yesterday.
The next version of the London Plan should include new 'station intensification areas' with higher minimum density and design standards than typically required, a report by a think-tank has recommended.
Government agency Highways England has said that it intends to submit a development consent order (DCO) application late next year for a tunnel beneath Stonehenge, after the government confirmed its preferred route for the project today.
What the government claims is the UK's first ever high street shop selling plots of land for those wishing to build their own home opened in an Oxfordshire village yesterday.
The government wants to stimulate the growth of offsite manufactured housing to speed up housebuilding, but commentators say that work is needed to ensure that the planning system is geared up to enable the benefits of the new technology to be realised.
A long-delayed government review in national space standards will not produce a 'race to the bottom', but current space standards are also 'not sacrosanct', planning and housing minister Alok Sharma has said.
The government has been doing some tinkering with the planning practice guidance (PPG) for custom build housing over the summer.
The many luxury flats being developed in prominent locations in Hackney, east London, give a strong sense that demographic change is accelerating.
Last week saw the launch of the Bartlett Real Estate Institute (BREI), which will be moving into business innovation hub Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London in October.
It's hard, given the events in West London, to write about anything else, but it is also hard, in the absence of any concrete information on the causes, to comment on this tragedy. It may turn out that someone did something wrong negligently (or in other ways), but it also seems possible that this is the unimaginably tragic result of system failure.
The irrational fear of the unknown is a powerful barrier to positive change not least in planning for housing delivery.1 comment
Sometimes events happen in serendipitous sequence.
- Senior Urban Design Officer Guildford Borough Council Guildford, Surrey
- Senior Planning Policy Officer South Oxfordshire District Council & Vale of White Horse District Council Oxfordshire
- BUILDINGS FOR MISSION SECRETARY The Church of England Diocese of Durham Durham (City/Town)
- Head of Planning Selby District Council Selby, North Yorkshire
- Senior & Principal Planning Officers Brent Council Aylesbury
Experts have welcomed fresh planning guidance on self-build and custom housebuilding but raised questions about how effective it will be in boosting the sector.
Policy: Professional Practice Guidance on Planning and Noise.
A central London council says it has had to be "pragmatic" in allowing the installation of measures designed to prevent terrorist attacks as a matter of urgency, sometimes without planning permission, following recent attacks in the capital.
These two lighting principles are often confused, but both prompt concerns among developers, says Tim Fogarty.