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Go-ahead for revised Croydon town centre scheme

Go-ahead for revised Croydon town centre scheme

Revised plans have been approved for a major retail-led mixed-use development in Croydon town centre, including a significant rise in housing provision compared to that proposed in an extant permission.

How we did it: Masterplanning a town centre revival

How we did it: Masterplanning a town centre revival

A 12-year vision to help a Merseyside town centre overcome years of decline had to look beyond retail, says John Geoghegan.

Fresh uncertainty for long-delayed Bristol Arena as mayor expands costs probe

Fresh uncertainty for long-delayed Bristol Arena as mayor expands costs probe

The long-delayed Bristol Arena concert venue could be facing a fresh setback after the city's mayor announced a fresh review into the scheme's cost, location and design.

Mayoral guidance urges London boroughs to encourage night-time activities

Mayoral guidance urges London boroughs to encourage night-time activities

Boroughs should aim to 'encourage a wide range of night-time activities' including 'expanding existing culture and leisure venues', according to new planning guidance published by the mayor of London.

Dorset council refuses beach hut plan in top landscape

Dorset council refuses beach hut plan in top landscape

A Dorset council has refused plans for 45 beach huts in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the setting of a world heritage site after planners concluded that the scheme would cause 'significant harm' to the landscape.

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