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Advice: Effective design review

Advice: Effective design review

Design review panels can be valuable in supplementing a local authority's urban design skills and helping to integrate large schemes, finds Ben Kochan.

 

Need to know: Government funding to help 68 historic high streets

Need to know: Government funding to help 68 historic high streets

Locations across England win support from government's £95 million High Streets Heritage Action Zones programme.

Advice: Using design codes to create high quality development

Advice: Using design codes to create high quality development

The planning white paper singled out design codes as key tools for securing high quality development, but they must be kept up-to-date to be most effective, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Affordable homes programme targets ownership

Need to know: Affordable homes programme targets ownership

The government's affordable homes programme for next five years dedicates £11.5 billion to deliver 180,000 homes, with half being for affordable ownership.

Review: Redevelopment of a tight petrol station site

Review: Redevelopment of a tight petrol station site

The 95 Peckham Road housing scheme is cleverly crafted to offer a modern interpretation of the traditional mansion block, finds Jeremy Estop.

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