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Need to know: Funding planned to help housing associations replace right to buy homes

Housing secretary says intention is to help housing associations replace stock "one for one and like for like" when offering right to buy to their tenants.

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Trumpington Meadows Grosvenor Paul Miller Kendrick

Case study: Boosting biodiversity alongside housebuilding

Provision of a country park at the new Trumpington Meadows neighbourhood in Cambridge has been good for biodiversity, residents and developers. Josephine Smit finds out how the park delivers.

Randalls Inland Homes

Case study: Converting a department store to homes

When a landmark west London department store closed in 2015, developer Inland Homes' saw its potential for adaptive re-use and it has now converted it for town centre living.

The civic centre site is being developed with 919 homes in all, with completion expected in 2029

Case study: Redeveloping a civic centre site with homes

Hounslow Council's civic centre has moved to the town centre, freeing up its former west London site for redevelopment with almost a thousand homes, Josephine Smit finds.

Case study: Enabling skills training alongside regeneration

A skills academy has been established to help maximise the employment potential of Thamesmead's 30-year regeneration programme.

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Opinion: Get creative with ground floor activation to help new urban neighbourhoods thrive

The build to rent sector's focus on community and the long term is driving creative approaches to activating ground floor spaces in urban residential development, writes Pete Ladhams.

Caroline Searle

Opinion: Adapting city plans after the pandemic

Swansea's projects are responding to the challenges brought by the pandemic and suggest potential routes to post-pandemic regeneration, writes Caroline Searle.

Chris Brown

Opinion: Learning what works in new neighbourhoods

There are numerous barriers to incorporating the popular characteristics of the vernacular into new places, but a fresh approach could provide valuable lessons, writes Chris Brown.

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