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Case study: Adding homes to the fringe of a London estate

Case study: Adding homes to the fringe of a London estate

The 1950s-built Frampton Park estate in Hackney is being brought up to date with injections of contemporary urbanism, Josephine Smit finds.


Coming up: Green light for Wandsworth homes

Coming up: Green light for Wandsworth homes

Council wins approval to develop 106-home mixed tenure scheme as part of major homebuilding 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.

Opinion: Giving the people what they want

Opinion: Giving the people what they want

Should the industry continue to provide standard housetypes or allow occupiers to decide on design? There is a middle way, writes Chris Brown.

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.

Coming up: Shropshire Council housing company off the starting blocks

Coming up: Shropshire Council housing company off the starting blocks

Shropshire Council's Cornovii Developments has got the green light for its first housing scheme, which begins a five-year housebuilding programme.

Opinion: An opportunity for historic towns and villages

Opinion: An opportunity for historic towns and villages

A shift to homeworking could transform the economies of towns and villages and ultimately help drive regeneration, but policies need a local focus, writes Victoria Perry.

Opinion: When policy meets the reality of spec housebuilding

Opinion: When policy meets the reality of spec housebuilding

The government's proposals for planning reform are probably not radical enough to make great places, writes Chris Brown.

Coming up: Plan for Basingstoke urban extension makes progress

Coming up: Plan for Basingstoke urban extension makes progress

Outline planning consent and development partners are in place for proposed 3,500 home garden community.

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