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Javid allows conversion of former Hackney police station into primary school

Javid allows conversion of former Hackney police station into primary school

Plans to convert a listed former police station in east London into a Muslim primary school have been approved on appeal by communities secretary Sajid Javid.

Plans approved for 146-home Hornsey Town Hall revamp

Plans approved for 146-home Hornsey Town Hall revamp

Plans have been approved for the mixed-use redevelopment of Grade II-listed Hornsey Town Hall in north London, including a hotel and 146 homes.

Supreme Court overturns Dover homes approval in top landscape

Supreme Court overturns Dover homes approval in top landscape

Plans for hundreds of new homes partly within an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) on the edge of Dover in Kent have been struck down by the Supreme Court.

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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.