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Coming up: Go ahead for town centre market hall

Scheme combining market space, cycle hub and makers' spaces is to be developed in Lancashire town.

Opinion: Think about the legacy to create genuine communities

The challenge for developers in creating a sustainable community is the effective long-term management of resources, writes David Churchill.

Coming up: More homes on way for Oxfordshire scheme

Outline consent is granted for 670 homes as part of 1500 home development under way in Wantage.

Review: Infill development to create an artists' quarter

Homes and studios for artists have been neatly shoehorned behind terraced houses in Folkestone, creating a charming courtyard development, finds Robin Spencer.

Opinion: Rethinking residential building heights in the wake of the second staircase rule

The requirement for new residential buildings of over 18 metres in height to incorporate a second staircase could prompt developers to review or reduce the height of proposed schemes.

Coming up: Green light for Plymouth homes

Housing association's development will provide 136 homes and help to complete Millbay Boulevard regeneration.

Review: Mixed tenure housing in south London

The Red Clover Gardens development in Croydon cleverly draws the surrounding woodland through the site with its landscape-first approach, finds Clare San Martin.

Coming up: Go ahead for London office redevelopment

Proposal for 55 Old Broad Street combines retention and new build to create office space and other uses.

Advice: Making streets more child-friendly

Streets need to be designed so that they are not just traffic corridors, but are social spaces where young people feel safe and can have fun, finds Ben Kochan.

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