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Go-ahead for 616-room City of London student housing scheme

Go-ahead for 616-room City of London student housing scheme

A plan to demolish vacant buildings to make way for a development involving 616 student rooms, offices, a cafe and an exhibition space for King's College London in the heart of London's financial district has been given the go-ahead.

Judge rules that Somerset council acted unfairly over section 106 agreement

Judge rules that Somerset council acted unfairly over section 106 agreement

A High Court judge has ruled that a Somerset council acted unfairly in its handling of a section 106 agreement.

262-home north London green belt scheme approved

262-home north London green belt scheme approved

Plans have been approved for the redevelopment of a former university campus in the north London green belt into a 262-home residential-led scheme, after planners concluded that the the benefits of the development would outweigh any harm to the green belt.

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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.