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Government gives green light to Aylesbury Estate CPO

Government gives green light to Aylesbury Estate CPO

The government has finally given the go-ahead to a compulsory purchase order (CPO) that would allow long-running plans for the regeneration of a south London estate to take place.

Barnet tenants back estate regeneration plans in first ballot under new mayoral rules

Barnet tenants back estate regeneration plans in first ballot under new mayoral rules

Residents of a north London housing estate have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the demolition and rebuilding of their housing association estate, under new consultation rules introduced by London mayor Sadiq Khan.

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Neighbourhood Watch: 11th London neighbourhood plan cleared

Neighbourhood Watch: 11th London neighbourhood plan cleared

Two more neighbourhood plans moved towards adoption in London last month, with voters in Westminster and Richmond providing the latest referendum wins.

What Appeal Court criticism of profit-motivated enforcement means for councils

What Appeal Court criticism of profit-motivated enforcement means for councils

A north London council has been rapped by the Court of Appeal for pursuing a confiscation order based on the "improper motive" of achieving "financial advantage". Experts say the ruling should not inhibit authorities from such actions, but important lessons can be drawn from the case.

The fallout from the Westminster hospitality code breach

The fallout from the Westminster hospitality code breach

A Westminster City Council investigation has found that its former planning committee chairman breached the authority's code of conduct in relation to hospitality he enjoyed from developers.

Why a court ruling will force ministers to explain decisions

Why a court ruling will force ministers to explain decisions

A Court of Appeal ruling over the controversial Paddington Cube scheme in central London should boost transparency around government call-in decisions, say observers.


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