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Green light for 35-storey, 514-home Croydon town centre scheme

Green light for 35-storey, 514-home Croydon town centre scheme

Plans for a mixed-use development up to 35 storeys high and including 514 new homes have been approved by a south London council, despite the proposal falling short of the local authority's affordable housing requirement.

Brent Cross shopping centre's owners submit bid to double its size

Brent Cross shopping centre's owners submit bid to double its size

A detailed planning application has been submitted to double the size of Brent Cross shopping centre in north London.

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How a plan to pilot land auctions would capture planning gain

How a plan to pilot land auctions would capture planning gain

Last week's Budget contained no direct references to planning, but observers have predicted that one initiative buried in the small print of the chancellor's statement could boost efforts to secure infrastructure funding from new development.

Adapting to Airbnb: How planners are tackling pressures from short-term lets

Adapting to Airbnb: How planners are tackling pressures from short-term lets

How London boroughs are tackling the pressures on local amenity and housing supply from the capital's boom in short-term lets.

Why a pan-London infrastructure levy is smashing its targets

Why a pan-London infrastructure levy is smashing its targets

Supporters of proposals to replace the Community Infrastructure Levy with a low-level charge say that new figures demonstrating the success of a pan-London levy set up to raise funds for the Crossrail project serve to bolster rather than undermine their case.

The hurdles facing the third Heathrow runway

The hurdles facing the third Heathrow runway

The contents of a draft version of the document that will guide the planning decision on a third runway at Heathrow gives the airport the signal to start work on its application, while substantial obstacles still lie on the road ahead, say experts.


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