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Mayor approves long-awaited 500-home Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan

Mayor approves long-awaited 500-home Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan

The London mayor has approved long-awaited plans for a 500-home mixed-use scheme on a derelict site in the east of the capital, after finding that its provision of office space and affordable housing would be "significant benefits".

Boroughs' land supply 'optimism bias' behind 86,000-home London Plan housing target shortfall, report says

Boroughs' land supply 'optimism bias' behind 86,000-home London Plan housing target shortfall, report says

There is a gap of 86,000 homes between London councils' likely housing delivery rates and the targets set in the new London Plan, with authorities guilty of "optimism bias" when assessing their land supply, a report by a consultancy has concluded.

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Six government infrastructure decisions promised this autumn

Six government infrastructure decisions promised this autumn

Due dates for government decisions on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects before 31.12.20

Five legal verdicts to look out for this autumn

Five legal verdicts to look out for this autumn

Cases due before the courts October-November 2020. Hearing dates may be subject to change.

How We Did It: Conducting virtual site visits during the Covid-19 lockdown

How We Did It: Conducting virtual site visits during the Covid-19 lockdown

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, planning officers at the London Borough of Haringey have been using 3D mapping technology to assess proposals in lieu of being able to physically visit application sites. By Mark Wilding.

MPs consider probe into Jenrick’s ‘biased’ decision as part of parliamentary inquiry

MPs consider probe into Jenrick’s ‘biased’ decision as part of parliamentary inquiry

The Commons housing, communities and local government select committee will consider a probe into housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s controversial decision to approve a 1,500-home scheme in east London, the body's chair has told Planning.