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Coming up: Green light for Cambridge community

Coming up: Green light for Cambridge community

Housebuilder Countryside secures consent for 3,500 home village on former airfield site west of Cambridge.


Opinion: Can developers build quality of life?

Opinion: Can developers build quality of life?

New guidance is exploring the connections between quality of life and the built environment, and its timing could be auspicious, writes Chris Brown.

Need to know: Government commits extra £3.5 billion to fix high rise homes

Need to know: Government commits extra £3.5 billion to fix high rise homes

New support for homes with unsafe cladding is targeted at buildings over 18 metres in height, while other leaseholders can access capped loans.

Coming up: Watford redevelops business park for jobs growth

Coming up: Watford redevelops business park for jobs growth

Watford Borough Council is driving the improvement of a business park in the town to create modern, flexible workspace.

Review: High density suburban brownfield development

Review: High density suburban brownfield development

Greenford Quay is in suburban west London, but provides high density housing and its first phase shows promise, finds Simon Carne.

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.

Coming up: Green light for Reading regeneration

Coming up: Green light for Reading regeneration

Homes, offices, retail and leisure are all in the mix for the latest phases of Reading's Station Hill development.

Opinion: Tapping into the reach and power of Homes England

Opinion: Tapping into the reach and power of Homes England

In the government's quest to improve the design quality and sustainability of new homes, its own delivery agency could be a catalyst, writes Chris Brown.

Coming up: Derby regeneration to get under way with homes

Coming up: Derby regeneration to get under way with homes

Detailed planning consent marks the start of the large-scale Becketwell regeneration in Derby city centre.

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