NEWS IN BRIEF: Around 10,000 homes could be built ...

Around 10,000 homes could be built on top of supermarkets in London under guidance published by mayor Ken Livingstone last week. The draft best practice guidelines say that around three-quarters of the capital's superstores could accommodate homes. Livingstone will champion the use of this capacity to help solve the capital's housing problems and is urging boroughs to encourage housing as part of mixed-use retail developments. Consultation on the guidance runs until 16 April. Making Better Use of Supermarket Sites can be viewed via

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