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Plans for 68-storey tower in Croydon town centre given go-ahead

Plans for 68-storey tower in Croydon town centre given go-ahead

Plans for what would be one of the UK's tallest buildings have been approved in Croydon, despite Greater London Authority (GLA) concerns over a 'wholly unacceptable' lack of affordable housing.

London 'continues to top office-resi conversion rates'

London 'continues to top office-resi conversion rates'

London is continuing to lose more office space than other cities following the introduction of office-to-residential conversions permitted development (PD) rights four years ago, according to new research.

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How Sadiq Khan aims to incentivise developers to build more affordable homes

How Sadiq Khan aims to incentivise developers to build more affordable homes

The mayor of London has made a number of small but significant concessions to developers in the publication of his new affordable housing supplementary planning guidance, according to planning experts.

Why mayor's angry words over affordable housing negotiations may prove to be hollow

Why mayor's angry words over affordable housing negotiations may prove to be hollow

When London mayor Sadiq Khan blasted a borough council for agreeing a substantial reduction in the number of affordable homes in a major development, he was met with defiance.

How homes created under the office-to-resi permitted development right measure up

How homes created under the office-to-resi permitted development right measure up

Four years after the government introduced new rules allowing offices to be converted into housing without the need for planning permission, Mark Wilding looks at the impact on the ground.

Three ways in which the Olympic legacy vision has changed over the past 15 years

Three ways in which the Olympic legacy vision has changed over the past 15 years

Plans for the post-games Olympic Park have altered considerably since the first legacy blueprint was published, says Mark Wilding - and they are likely to change again.


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