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London borough announces plan to ease upwards extensions to boost social housing

London borough announces plan to ease upwards extensions to boost social housing

A London borough has announced plans to introduce development principles that would allow it to build more upwards extensions on existing residential properties to create "potentially thousands" of new social homes.

Government reveals recipients of £95m high street regeneration cash

Government reveals recipients of £95m high street regeneration cash

The Midlands is the biggest regional winner from a new £95 million government cash injection to revitalise heritage buildings in high streets across England.

Latest Regeneration Comment

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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