A government-backed centre of excellence in urban innovation has awarded a share of £200,000 to nine small businesses to progress their ideas to create a more 'data-driven and digitally enabled planning system'.1 comment
Plans for tall buildings at a key development in London's Olympic Park have been redesigned to reduce the height of the buildings following a row over the impact of skyscrapers on views from south-west London, it has emerged.
A project to model wind impacts in the City of London's Eastern Cluster of tall buildings has lifted the top award at this year's London Planning Awards.
The Housing White Paper's move to densify development reverses a direction set by the coalition government. Experts welcome the flexibility of the approach. But some highlight potential threats to design quality, while others question the extent of its impact.
A masterplan to expand Glasgow University, which would involve demolishing the city's old Western Infirmary, has been given the green light.
A new task force will provide expert help to councils with creating planning strategies to deliver custom and self-build housing.
Design quality seems to becoming back into policy vogue in government, and the Housing White Paper observes that "73 per cent of people say they would support the building of more homes if well designed and in keeping with their local area".
There will be a couple of developers - namely Genr8 and Berkeley - breathing small sighs of relief at the moment, having narrowly dodged the bullet of winning the Carbuncle Cup.1 comment
Last week at the Housing Design Awards, the speculative housebuilders that build the majority of our new homes and places managed to scoop only a small proportion of the prizes for creating the best designed schemes. Development firm Countryside was the honourable exception.
This week, I have been looking at a couple of projects that highlight the importance of microclimate.
Recent developments in the field of urban climate have failed to make an impression on planning, placemaking and development practice in the UK, argues Chris Brown.
During 20 years in the construction trade. I rarely heard the word 'architect' said without a preceding expletive.1 comment
- Senior Planner (2 Posts) Sefton Council Bootle, Merseyside
- Regeneration Planning Manager Wokingham Borough Council Wokingham, Berkshire
- Principal Urban Design Officer Guildford Borough Council Guildford, Surrey
- Development Control and Countryside Manager Cumbria County Council Cumbria
- Technical Director - Planning (London) Beach Baker Property Recruitment London
A Devon council has established a blueprint requiring developers to provide self-build housing. David Dewar reports.
Unesco's request for a moratorium on planning decisions in Liverpool's World Heritage Site and the zone around it is unworkable, commentators say.
Jules Pipe's appointment as deputy mayor for planning in London is likely to mean a renewed focus on delivering affordable housing and quality design, experts have said.
Just over a year after the national space standards for new housing were introduced, the government has promised a review of how they are working.