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Minister's decision on controversial Paddington Cube to be reviewed

Minister's decision on controversial Paddington Cube to be reviewed

A High Court judge is to review a decision by communities secretary Sajid Javid not to call in plans for a controversial office-led redevelopment of a former Royal Mail site next to Paddington station in central London.

Plans refused for housing scheme next to Durham Scheduled Ancient Monument

Plans refused for housing scheme next to Durham Scheduled Ancient Monument

Plans have been refused for up to 52 homes on land bordering the site of a Roman hill fort in Durham after a planning inspector ruled that the harm caused to the Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) would not be outweighed by benefits arising from the scheme.

Heritage watchdog urges mayor to produce heritage strategy for London

Heritage watchdog urges mayor to produce heritage strategy for London

Built environment conservation adviser Historic England has urged the Greater London Authority to develop a new London Heritage Strategy, which would encourage heritage-led regeneration and character-led new development.

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CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

Residential developments near to a Special Protection Area (SPA) would be required to pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge of more than £400 per square metre on top of an existing tariff intended to mitigate the effects of development on the designated landscape under proposals unveiled this week by a Surrey council.

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

Volunteers in Kent have helped prepare a local list protecting heritage assets for their district council, reports David Dewar

How we did it: Winning a battle to revive a Thames wharf

How we did it: Winning a battle to revive a Thames wharf

Close cooperation between public and private partners has saved a London wharf from redevelopment plans, David Dewar reports.

Why changes to St Paul's backdrop were not stopped by planning rules

Why changes to St Paul's backdrop were not stopped by planning rules

A row has erupted over the construction of a tower which campaigners say has harmed a protected view of St Paul's Cathedral, but experts say that is not clear whether a failure of planning guidance is to blame.