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Need to know: Infrastructure Commission calls for action to limit future flood risk

Stricter controls on new developments and investment in drainage are needed to combat intense rainfall and increased urbanisation, according to government advisor.


Analysis: Addressing damp and mould in rented housing

Calls to radically change the way landlords respond to damp and mould in their homes have turned to action in the wake of the death of Awaab Ishak, writes Josephine Smit.

Opinion: Towards a new form of levelling up and regeneration

Policies in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and moves by rebellious backbench MPs both include some measures that may contribute to a new vision for levelling up and regeneration, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: Look locally to respond to the retail revolution

Strategies for renewing or replacing declining shopping centres will be highly locational and localised, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: Making the most of the opportunity in suburban build to rent

Build-to-rent suburban communities have a part to play in delivering on the levelling up agenda, writes Ian Barnett.

Opinion: A better way of backing regeneration

As a change of prime minister raises questions about the government's planned innovation zones, Chris Brown sets out the priorities.

Coming up: Go ahead for St Helens town centre regeneration

New market hall will anchor mixed use development being brought forward by English Cities Fund in strategic partnership with St Helens Borough Council.

Analysis: Driving regeneration through investment zones

The government has opened bidding for its new investment zones, although the proposal still presents questions, Josephine Smit finds.

Opinion: Planned changes to the CPO system hold promise for regeneration

Proposals in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill aimed at facilitating compulsory purchase are encouraging, writes Adam Rhead, although barriers remain.

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