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Go-ahead for south-east London arts complex

Go-ahead for south-east London arts complex

Plans have been approved for the first phase of an arts complex in a series of grade II listed buildings at Woolwich in south-east London, in line with a recommendation from planners that the scheme would 'enhance heritage features' of the buildings.

Shropshire homeowner fined £1,200 for unauthorised changes to listed home

Shropshire homeowner fined £1,200 for unauthorised changes to listed home

A householder has been fined £1,200 for carrying out unauthorised changes, including the installation of a hot tub, at his grade II listed home in Shrewsbury.

Listed offices face demolition after developer sustains viability case

Listed offices face demolition after developer sustains viability case

Plans have been approved for the demolition of grade II listed offices in Surrey and their replacement with 375 homes, after council planners concluded that the applicants had demonstrated a 'clear and convincing justification' for the 'high level of harm' arising from loss of the building.

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How we did it: Creating a new school in listed buildings

How we did it: Creating a new school in listed buildings

Preserving listed buildings' heritage was key to approval for a modern school and homes, says Mark Wilding.

CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

Residential developments near to a Special Protection Area (SPA) would be required to pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge of more than £400 per square metre on top of an existing tariff intended to mitigate the effects of development on the designated landscape under proposals unveiled this week by a Surrey council.

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

Volunteers in Kent have helped prepare a local list protecting heritage assets for their district council, reports David Dewar

How we did it: Winning a battle to revive a Thames wharf

How we did it: Winning a battle to revive a Thames wharf

Close cooperation between public and private partners has saved a London wharf from redevelopment plans, David Dewar reports.