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Plans for Worthing's tallest building approved by councillors

Plans for Worthing's tallest building approved by councillors

Councillors in Sussex last week approved plans for a regeneration scheme incorporating a tower block which would be Worthing's tallest building.

Barking mixed-use regeneration approved despite 'unacceptable' lack of affordable homes

Barking mixed-use regeneration approved despite 'unacceptable' lack of affordable homes

Plans have been approved for a major mixed-use regeneration scheme in east London which could provide up to 900 homes, despite the developer's 'unacceptable' claim that no affordable housing can be provided as the scheme is not currently viable.

Latest Regeneration Blogs & Comment

Estate regeneration vision will be hard to realise, by Chris Brown

The government's recently published Estate Regeneration Strategy and Good Practice Guide is a fascinating melange of ideology and experience.

Will depot mistake derail Old Oak Common vision, by Joey Gardiner

Ever since former London mayor Boris Johnson set up Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) last year, the body has been touting its scheme as the UK's largest regeneration project.

We need to make the most of shovel-ready regeneration, by Chris Brown

As the Chancellor hunts for ways to inject growth into the economy, it seems likely he will be considering a variety of housing initiatives such as Build to Rent, Custom Build and shovel-ready projects.

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How draft guidance aims to boost London affordable housing delivery

How draft guidance aims to boost London affordable housing delivery

New draft guidance from London's mayor proposes a fast track for subsidy-free schemes that provide more than 35 per cent affordable homes, but experts are divided as to how much the plan would encourage applicants to increase proportions of affordable housing.

Five things to look out for in the housing white paper

Five things to look out for in the housing white paper

Measures to increase build-out rates and allow planning departments to recoup more funds from fee income are expected to be among the main themes in the first planning-related white paper for almost a decade.

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.

How Birmingham is pioneering a 'use it or lose it' CPO policy

How Birmingham is pioneering a 'use it or lose it' CPO policy

Birmingham City Council hopes to spur more residential development by seeking to compulsorily purchase and build out undeveloped sites allocated for housing where planning permissions have lapsed.