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Government tells councils to consider permission in principle for estate regeneration

Government tells councils to consider permission in principle for estate regeneration

Councils should consider using planning permissions in principle to streamline estate regeneration schemes, according to a government strategy published today.

How draft guidance aims to boost London affordable housing delivery

How draft guidance aims to boost London affordable housing delivery

New draft guidance from London's mayor proposes a fast track for subsidy-free schemes that provide more than 35 per cent affordable homes, but experts are divided as to how much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

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Latest Regeneration Blogs & Comment

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.

The revolution required to address UK's regional problems, by David Marlow

It is good news, if somewhat belated, that Philip McCann's diagnosis of the UK regional problem is getting widespread exposure and debate.

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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.

10 reasons to attend the IED conference

10 reasons to attend the IED conference

We highlight what you could gain from attending next month's IED conference in London.