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TfL planning chief suggests 9,000-home 'cap' on Old Kent Road until Bakerloo Line progresses

TfL planning chief suggests 9,000-home 'cap' on Old Kent Road until Bakerloo Line progresses

Transport for London's (TfL) planning chief has said that housing numbers in the Old Kent Road area of south London should be capped at a number under half of that proposed in a planning framework for the locality until the proposed extension of the Bakerloo underground line can be delivered.

Tower Hamlets confirms opposition to 44-storey, 1500-home Docklands scheme

Tower Hamlets confirms opposition to 44-storey, 1500-home Docklands scheme

An East London council has agreed to oppose the granting of planning permission for a 44-storey development with up to 1,524 homes - over twice the quantum of housing proposed under an extant permission for the site.

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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.

Social value starts by building community, by Chris Brown

I recently spent a weekend at the Royal College of Art (RCA) with community housing activists listening to inspirational architects working on community-led housing projects from Melbourne (The Nightingale project), Barcelona (the Lacol collective), Berlin (various), Zurich (Kraftwerk 1) and London (StART).

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