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The places that have shared £717 million of Housing Infrastructure Fund money

The places that have shared £717 million of Housing Infrastructure Fund money

Proposals for a 10,000-home development in west London and a 13,400-home garden town in Oxfordshire are among the four projects that have been allocated a total of £717 million from the government's Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).

Brokenshire 'to reconsider decision to refuse plans for 220-home Croydon tower'

Brokenshire 'to reconsider decision to refuse plans for 220-home Croydon tower'

The housing secretary is to reconsider his refusal of plans for a 220-home, 17-storey tower in south London against the advice of a planning inspector, after conceding that he failed to give adequate reasons to justify the refusal, according to the local authority concerned.

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How big London housing schemes are faring against the mayor's affordable housing target

How big London housing schemes are faring against the mayor's affordable housing target

Was the London mayor's tough new approach to affordable housing provision adhered to in big schemes in the capital last year, Mark Wilding asks.

How we did it: Designing out crime in estate revamp

How we did it: Designing out crime in estate revamp

Crime has plummeted on a London housing estate after security features were agreed in the design process, says Colin Marrs.

The ruling that could end prior approval consents for phone kiosks

The ruling that could end prior approval consents for phone kiosks

Westminster City Council says it will review recent phone kiosk prior approval consents after winning a landmark ruling on permitted development that experts say will help local authorities refuse such schemes in future.

How we did it: Securing mixed uses on an industrial site

How we did it: Securing mixed uses on an industrial site

The approval of a scheme on industrial land in Brent will herald new homes as well as employment premises, says Colin Marrs.


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