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Key London Plan housing benchmarks missed

Key London Plan housing benchmarks missed

The delivery of new homes in London in 2015/16 was nine per cent below a 42,000 annual monitoring target contained within the London Plan, according to a Greater London Authority report.

Go-ahead for 616-room City of London student housing scheme

Go-ahead for 616-room City of London student housing scheme

A plan to demolish vacant buildings to make way for a development involving 616 student rooms, offices, a cafe and an exhibition space in the heart of London's financial district has been given the go-ahead.

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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.

How the London mayor intends to overhaul his infrastructure levy

How the London mayor intends to overhaul his infrastructure levy

Changes to London's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) system would see charges go up by more than a fifth in most boroughs, but the capital's deputy mayor for planning says that City Hall has taken independent advice that the proposed charges will not affect development viability.

Why a war of words has erupted over Battersea section 106 revision

Why a war of words has erupted over Battersea section 106 revision

A London borough's decision to accept a revised affordable housing deal for a landmark redevelopment has caused controversy, while experts say its provision for a lower quota is out of the ordinary.

Why an inspector backed Islington Council's refusal of a scheme with 10% affordable housing

Why an inspector backed Islington Council's refusal of a scheme with 10% affordable housing

An appeal decision from north London sheds some light on how inspectors are approaching the viability of affordable housing, but commentators are divided over the significance of the ruling.


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