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GLA officers back 500-home Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan despite 'severe' lighting impact

GLA officers back 500-home Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan despite 'severe' lighting impact

Officers at the Greater London Authority (GLA) have recommended that the London mayor backs long-awaited plans for a 500-home mixed-use development on a derelict site in the east of the capital after concluding that the scheme's "severe" impact on neighbourhood amenity would be outweighed by factors including a 50 per cent affordable housing rate.

Go-ahead for 600 homes on former gasworks site in Greater Manchester

Go-ahead for 600 homes on former gasworks site in Greater Manchester

Plans for a 600-home scheme on a former gasworks site have been approved by Trafford Council’s planning committee after officers advised that the proposal would help meet the authority's housing land supply shortfall.

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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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