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Historic England announces ten 'Heritage Action Zones'

Historic England announces ten 'Heritage Action Zones'

Historic England has announced the creation of ten new 'Heritage Action Zones' which will receive specialist support on heritage matters from the government watchdog.

No call in for controversial Paddington Cube scheme

No call in for controversial Paddington Cube scheme

The communities secretary has decided to not call in plans for a controversial office-led redevelopment of a former Royal Mail site next to Paddington Station in central London.

Southwark issues immediate article 4 direction on borough's 188 pubs

Southwark issues immediate article 4 direction on borough's 188 pubs

The London Borough of Southwark has removed permitted development rights for the conversion of all 188 pubs in the borough.

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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.

Why a London borough is removing permitted development rights from two-thirds of the pubs within its boundaries

Why a London borough is removing permitted development rights from two-thirds of the pubs within its boundaries

Wandsworth Council is pressing ahead with plans to use an article 4 direction to safeguard 120 of its pubs and bars, despite recent legislative changes that have removed permitted development rights from public houses listed as community assets.

What heritage sector resourcing proposals could mean for planning system

What heritage sector resourcing proposals could mean for planning system

Heritage bodies have published proposals intended to address a decline in historic environment specialists working in local authorities, but experts say that implementing the ideas will not be without difficulty.