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Need to know: London mayor pushes ahead on affordable homes

Need to know: London mayor pushes ahead on affordable homes

Sadiq Khan is putting together the teams that will help deliver his affordable housing ambitions, and releasing surplus land for the development of 400 homes.

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Case study: Developing a suburban Passivhaus typology

Case study: Developing a suburban Passivhaus typology

High environmental principles have given new affordable semis on the Isle of Wight ultra-low running costs, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Exploring the potential of the 3D digital model

Case study: Exploring the potential of the 3D digital model

Barking and Dagenham Council started using a digital model to market town centre development opportunities but its list of applications, like the model itself, is growing, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Recovering from post-industrial decline

Case study: Recovering from post-industrial decline

A new book identifies the factors that have helped cities recover from post-industrial decline. One example, Belfast, has a wealth of regeneration but challenges remain in housing and skills, Josephine Smit finds.

Case study: Creating a flexible house for the city

Case study: Creating a flexible house for the city

This weekend a development of city centre houses goes on sale in Salford, and buyers will be able to customise the design. Josephine Smit reports.


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Opinion: We need to turn the housing delivery system on its head

Opinion: We need to turn the housing delivery system on its head

Summer can be an interesting time in politics. With a new Prime Ministerial direction and a new ministerial team in DCLG housing supply policy is under the microscope.

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Opinion: We need an industrial strategy for the housing industry

Opinion: We need an industrial strategy for the housing industry

Our housing market is dominated by a small number of suppliers with a narrow product range and that's not delivering the homes we need, argues Chris Brown.

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Opinion: Khan's affordability goals pose a placemaking risk

Opinion: Khan's affordability goals pose a placemaking risk

Since the election of Sadiq Khan as London mayor, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has stressed that the 50 per cent affordable housing platform he campaigned on is a long-term goal, not an immediate criteria by which all applications will be judged. But recent news from the Olympic Park showed he is serious about hitting the target in the long term.

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