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Leicester City FC

Coming up: Stadium expansion and homes on way at Leicester City FC

Leicester City Football Club has got the go ahead to grow its stadium and develop homes and events facilities alongside.

Ten Degrees, Croydon

Review: Applying modular construction for high-rise housing

Ten Degrees in Croydon is an innovative modular development, but some pedestrians walking past it could find the resulting townscape discordant, says Jeremy Estop.

This City Ancoats

Coming up: Manchester City Council housing company wins first consent

Manchester City Council's This City housing company is set to make its debut with a 128 home development in Ancoats.

Ashley Road Levitt Bernstein

Coming up: Ultra-energy efficient homes on way in north London

Haringey Council targets Passivhaus standard for 272-home development in Tottenham Hale.

Oaklands Rise

Review: High density housing development in London

Oaklands Rise in west London is close to the limit of acceptable density, but its design quality still manages to provide a sufficient level of amenity, finds David Edwards.

Toutley East

Coming up: Go ahead for Berkshire homes and care facility

Council secures outline consent for scheme providing 130 sustainable homes as well as a 70-bed dementia care home in Wokingham.

OPDC local plan

Coming up: Old Oak and Park Royal local plan adopted

Local plan paves the way for the delivery of more than 25,000 homes around new High Speed 2 station in west London.

Roger File

Opinion: Successful communities are about more than bricks and mortar

New neighbourhoods can thrive on the wide-ranging benefits that effective stewardship can bring, writes Roger File.

Pete Ladhams Assael

Opinion: Get creative with ground floor activation to help new urban neighbourhoods thrive

The build to rent sector's focus on community and the long term is driving creative approaches to activating ground floor spaces in urban residential development, writes Pete Ladhams.

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