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Enfield gives green light to 2,300-home Meridian Waters second phase

Enfield gives green light to 2,300-home Meridian Waters second phase

A north London council has granted itself permission for the 2,300-home second phase of one of the capital’s largest redevelopment schemes.

How the right to demolish to make way for new homes might work

How the right to demolish to make way for new homes might work

The government has resurrected its long-standing idea to introduce a new permitted development right to allow office buildings to be demolished and replaced with new homes. Commentators suggest the new right may be implemented via changes to the General Permitted Development Order and could involve the introduction of new lighting standards.

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How to tackle deindustrialisation, by Cliff Hague

Three years after the 2016 Brexit referendum revealed to government that there were "places left behind", there has been no fundamental debate, let alone vision, about what future can be forged for Britain's medium-sized deindustrialised towns.

EU and UK need a radical reinvention of regional policy and planning, by Cliff Hague

Brexit has dominated the UK news agenda, but scant attention has been paid to its impact on the EU, and the EU's capacity to address the kind of regional disparities that decided the 2016 referendum.

Good placemaking pays corporate dividends, by Chris Brown

It may not be new but it's encouraging to see developer British Land, in its recent publication A Design for Life, throwing its weight behind the case for placemaking and design quality to improve health and wellbeing. Its assessment of the financial benefits to the state makes a compelling case.

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