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Khan calls in plans for 1,000 homes in Greenwich

Khan calls in plans for 1,000 homes in Greenwich

London mayor Sadiq Khan has called in two applications in the south-east of the capital with the combined potential to provide more than 1,000 homes.

Judge overturns flat conversion refusal, saying council's reasoning was 'fanciful'

Judge overturns flat conversion refusal, saying council's reasoning was 'fanciful'

A London council has lost a legal challenge against a planning inspector's decision to overturn one of its decisions, after a judge ruled that the fact that an aspect of the scheme had been built in breach of conditions did not justify refusal of the application.

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How we did it: Hitting rogue landlords where it hurts

How we did it: Hitting rogue landlords where it hurts

A team in Barnet is using criminal law to clamp down on rogue landlords, reports David Dewar.

Why planners need to take notice of duties under equality laws

Why planners need to take notice of duties under equality laws

A key court judgement overturning permission for a regeneration scheme reminds planners to ensure they clearly outline any issues that could impact on groups protected under equality legislation when determining such projects.

How Croydon Council and other authorities aim to boost housebuilding on small sites

How Croydon Council and other authorities aim to boost housebuilding on small sites

The draft National Planning Policy Framework requirement to allocate small sites for housing delivery is posing difficulties for some council planners, writes Stuart Watson.

How we did it: Adopting a strategy to boost the waterside

How we did it: Adopting a strategy to boost the waterside

Reversing the loss of 'blue infrastructure' is key to Tower Hamlets' waterside strategy, says Adam Branson.


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