Morrisons 'plans 700 homes at north London store'

Reports that Morrisons has announced plans 'to build 700 homes as part of the redevelopment of its Camden store in north London' feature in today's newspaper round-up.

The supermarket "has teamed up with Barratt Homes – which helped Sainsbury’s redevelop its Nine Elms store near Vauxhall, south-west London, with more than 700 homes – to put together its plans for Camden", the Guardian reports.

Residents of "what will be one of Birmingham's tallest apartment blocks face having their peace and quiet shattered by late night Broad Street revellers", the Birmingham Post reports. The paper says that councillors have warned of concerns "that, because the proposed 31-storey tower at the Left Bank scheme fronts onto Broad Street, the noise from traffic, rowdy behaviour and even brawls will prove too much for residents to bear and lead to complaints".

The company "that designed Britain’s proposed £18 billion nuclear plant is facing a criminal investigation on suspicion of aggravated fraud, forgery and endangering life", the Times (subscription) reports. The paper says that "prosecutors in Paris have opened an inquiry into allegations that a factory owned by Areva, the French nuclear group, has been falsifying safety tests for decades."

Britain's housing market "remains sluggish with a record low level of homes for sale as buyers and sellers alike are put off by stamp duty and uncertainty caused by the EU referendum", the Telegraph reports. The paper says that the "Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) reported that there was a small increase in the number of buyer inquiries in November, but the supply of homes on the market remained flat. It is the ninth consecutive month with no increase in the amount of new properties for sale."

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