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Council grants permission to demolish ‘poorly-built’ flats that are just nine years old

Council grants permission to demolish ‘poorly-built’ flats that are just nine years old

Southwark Council has approved proposals to demolish and replace an entire 85-home development in south London less than a decade after its completion due to its "poor construction".

759-home industrial site redevelopment approved

759-home industrial site redevelopment approved

Plans for the 759-home mixed-use development of an industrial site in north London have been approved, after planning officers advised that the scheme's provision of new housing and employment floorspace outweighed the harmful impacts on daylight levels.

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How we used planning tools to extend the London Underground

How we used planning tools to extend the London Underground

A funding package involving borrowing against future developer contributions and business rate increases enabled delivery of the Northern Line extension

Why planning applicants in the Greater South East are less successful than elsewhere

Why planning applicants in the Greater South East are less successful than elsewhere

A tendency to push the boundaries, plus political sensitivities and complex procedures, explains the recent finding that applicants in the South East are less successful than elsewhere, say commentators

Local Plan Watch: City of London's revised draft plan proposes new cultural requirements for developers

Local Plan Watch: City of London's revised draft plan proposes new cultural requirements for developers

The City of London Corporation's latest draft of its local plan has introduced new requirements for developers of major schemes to provide "cultural plans" as part of their planning applications and sets out how it hopes to mitigate the impact of the government's recent shake up of town centre use classes.

What a second Khan mayoralty might mean for planning

What a second Khan mayoralty might mean for planning

The London mayor's election manifesto indicates a continued focus on affordable housing provision should he gain a second term, say observers. But they expect him to face continued challenges in meeting housing delivery targets, while there is uncertainty over whether the London Plan will be reviewed.