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Opinion: Why developers are worried about the new London Plan policy on tall buildings

Opinion: Why developers are worried about the new London Plan policy on tall buildings

The withdrawal of a major proposal, just prior to its consideration in a planning inquiry, has prompted some speculation, writes Joey Gardiner.


Opinion: The commercial properties first in line for residential conversion under the government's proposed permitted development boom

Opinion: The commercial properties first in line for residential conversion under the government's proposed permitted development boom

Don't expect department stores to be turned into flats overnight if government sticks to its plans to further deregulate commercial-to-residential conversion. But there will be a flood of prior approval applications to convert some other commercial uses, writes Joey Gardiner.

Opinion: What COVID-19 could mean for cities and regions

Opinion: What COVID-19 could mean for cities and regions

A kind of COVID and market-driven levelling up is going on in cities and the future is uncertain, writes Tim Williams.

Case study: Delivering community value alongside homes

Case study: Delivering community value alongside homes

Social infrastructure has been embedded in east London's Royal Wharf in a strategy to transform a former industrial site into a sustainable neighbourhood, Josephine Smit finds.

Need to know: Government plans to strengthen rights to vacant council sites

Need to know: Government plans to strengthen rights to vacant council sites

Councils could be required to release vacant sites and buildings under government proposals "unless there is a compelling reason not to do so".

Opinion: Time is running out to make a difference in red wall communities

Opinion: Time is running out to make a difference in red wall communities

With four years to the next general election, the government needs to be planning now if it is to deliver urban transformation for post-industrial areas, writes Tim Williams.

Review: Regenerating industrial heritage for housing

Review: Regenerating industrial heritage for housing

The Elisabeth Mill building in Stockport has been sensitively adapted for housing and new homes provided around it, finds Murray Graham.

Need to know: London mayor targets social rent for homes programme

Need to know: London mayor targets social rent for homes programme

The capital's new affordable homes programme will have half its funding dedicated to delivering homes for social rent.

Opinion: Why £4 billion is not enough to level up

Opinion: Why £4 billion is not enough to level up

The chancellor's £4 billion levelling up fund is welcome, but reversing the lengthy spiral of disinvestment in people and places calls for more, writes Tim Williams.

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