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Planning minister Gavin Barwell is contemplating allowing councils to consider a developer's track record of building out planning permissions when deciding its new applications.
There will be a couple of developers - namely Genr8 and Berkeley - breathing small sighs of relief at the moment, having narrowly dodged the bullet of winning the Carbuncle Cup.
The private rented sector has potential, but in order to flourish it needs a proper legislative response, led by government, says Tom Hyde.
Regeneration of the Thames Gateway has been in progress for two decades, but a new growth commission is looking for ideas. Chris Brown shares one or two.
Beauty, rhythm and delight are not top priorities when choices are made about buildings and spaces that shape places, says Stephen Gleave, but planners can give more creative responses.
You cannot cut property prices by building more homes and you cannot reduce congestion by building more roads, writes Tim Williams.
The London mayor's new panel of viability experts will look to maximise affordable housing in new schemes, but Joey Gardiner has doubts about the approach.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Williams sees opportunities for urban regeneration following the vote to leave the EU.
Last week, at the Housing Design Awards, the speculative housebuilders that build the vast majority of our new homes and places managed to scoop only a small proportion of the prizes for creating the best designed schemes. Development firm Countryside was the honourable exception.
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