MIPIM 2016

Interview: Brandon Lewis, minister for housing and planning

Interview: Brandon Lewis, minister for housing and planning

The housing and planning minister talks exclusively to Planning about Starter Homes, the proposed 2017 deadline for local plans, capturing more land value for local communities and more.

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Private sector appetite for public sector sites was one of Mipim's themes, by Richard Garlick

Mipim, the annual international property conference that took place last week in the south of France, has an unparalleled reputation for bringing investors together with public bodies with available sites.

Rio Ferdinand's charity agrees deal on Bedfordshire urban extension

Former footballer Rio Ferdinand's regeneration charity has signed a deal to work with Central Bedfordshire Council to use an innovative funding mechanism to bring forward more than 1,000 homes in a mixed-use scheme on the edge of Houghton Regis.

City Hall urges London boroughs to protect key industrial sites from ad hoc conversions

London boroughs need to protect valuable industrial premises from the threat of conversion posed by the broadening of permitted development rights, the mayor's planning chief said last week.

Top housebuilder urges ministers to impose 30% affordable housing on big schemes

Housebuilders delivering large-scale regeneration schemes in London should be required by the government to ensure that at least a third of the homes provided are affordable, according to one of the biggest firms in the industry.


Mayor advises central London boroughs on how to fend off unwelcome office-to-resi conversions

New supplementary planning guidance intended to help central London boroughs fend off unwelcome conversions of offices to homes has been published by the capital's mayor, days after the government announced the end of the exemption from office-to-residential development rights that the capital's centre currently enjoys.

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