Councillors have approved construction of a five-storey performing arts building in a conservation area in Peckham in south London after planners concluded that the development would be of a 'high quality design'.
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone said today that the Shard skyscraper was his greatest achievement in office, saying that his abolition of height and density restrictions in the capital paved the way for the scheme.
City of London planners are considering whether rules protecting views of the Tower of London should be relaxed to allow the expansion of the cluster of skyscrapers in the east of the Square Mile.
Birmingham's tall building policy is being reviewed, it has emerged, with a key councillor calling for more leniency on where skyscrapers can be sited.
Reports that landlords' switch from long-term lets to holiday lets via Airbnb is hitting housing supply in big cities feature in today's newspaper round-up.
A majority of Londoners would support a limit being placed on both the height and number of tall buildings granted planning permission in the capital, according to an opinion poll carried out by pollsters Ipsos MORI.
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
Modern planning originated in Britain with Ebenezer Howard's garden cities. Then, from 1945, the huge scale and ambition of the new towns were at the forefront of international practice.
- Planning Assistant Wirral Council Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 8ED
- Graduate Town Planner Allen & York Ltd Portsmouth, Hampshire
- 2 x Planning Officer Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex
- Principal Planning Officer – Projects Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex
- Principal and Associate Planners David Lock Associates: Town Planning & Urban Design Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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.