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Paddington Cube plans approved despite heritage concerns

Paddington Cube plans approved despite heritage concerns

Plans for an office-led redevelopment of a former Royal Mail site next to Paddington Station in central London have been approved despite concerns from heritage groups, including built environment conservation adviser Historic England.

Applications submitted for first of next-generation phone kiosks

Applications submitted for first of next-generation phone kiosks

Planning applications to install the first tranche of the ultramodern kiosks that BT intends to use to replace traditional phone boxes on the high street have been submitted to a central London borough.

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Is the London mayor right to describe a land deal as a mess?

Is the London mayor right to describe a land deal as a mess?

The new London mayor has criticised a provisional deal to transfer public land to the body overseeing the huge Old Oak and Park Royal regeneration project in west London, but commentators say that the location of a major Crossrail depot is a bigger threat to the quality of the scheme.

Why a planning go-ahead for a new runway could be six years away

Why a planning go-ahead for a new runway could be six years away

A series of planning hurdles must be overcome before a final planning go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow is achieved, according to experts.

How Heathrow expansion will affect plan-making around the airport

How Heathrow expansion will affect plan-making around the airport

Local authorities around Heathrow fear that the government's 2017 local plan deadline could undermine their efforts to plan to accommodate the employment and housing growth generated by a third runway at the airport.

Can London accelerate delivery of homes on former industrial sites?

Can London accelerate delivery of homes on former industrial sites?

City Hall's head of planning has signalled a new approach to facilitate the release of industrial land for new homes, pledging to concentrate on sites that have good public transport connections.


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