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Opinion: Floods problem requires smart thinking

Opinion: Floods problem requires smart thinking

Last month's serious floods, affecting large areas in the north of England, have put the issue of development on the flood plain back in the news.


Coming up: Green light for Oxford homes and employment district

Coming up: Green light for Oxford homes and employment district

Oxford college's development company wins backing for Oxford North innovation district, including 480 homes and employment space.

Review: Housing redevelopment on a sensitive site

Review: Housing redevelopment on a sensitive site

The Ridgeway development, in Hertford, has replaced a quite dense 1960s-built scheme with housing on a more human scale, finds David Edwards.

Coming up: Go ahead for west London estate redevelopment

Coming up: Go ahead for west London estate redevelopment

Plans have been approved to demolish the 225 homes on the Friary Park estate and replace them with 990 new homes.

Advice: Promoting live music venues in urban centres

Advice: Promoting live music venues in urban centres

Live music venues bring vibrancy to urban centres and with good planning and design, friction with local residents can be avoided, finds Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Mixed use approval for Southampton gateway site

Coming up: Mixed use approval for Southampton gateway site

Southampton City Council gives the green light to plans including apartment tower, hotel and office space for key site close to station.

Review: Use of industrial and railway land

Review: Use of industrial and railway land

North London's The Pavilions enhances the natural habitat on its former industrial site and has attractive homes, but the interface with surrounding streets required more thought, find Lucy Large and Evelyn Wong.

Coming up: Horlicks factory site set for redevelopment

Coming up: Horlicks factory site set for redevelopment

Berkeley wins go ahead to develop up to 1,300 homes on the former Horlicks factory site in Slough, west London.

Coming up: Green light for London culture, community and SME hub

Coming up: Green light for London culture, community and SME hub

The Collective aims to develop mixed scheme in Borough High Street, which draws inspiration from the Peckham Levels.

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