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The latest news & analysis of urban design, architecture and heritage and conservation in the built environment.

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Coming up: Go ahead for Hayle Harbour scheme

Coming up: Go ahead for Hayle Harbour scheme

Proposal for sensitive Cornish harbour site is expected to deliver homes, commercial space and improved public realm.


Opinion: Putting the focus on housing design quality

Opinion: Putting the focus on housing design quality

The audit of housing design quality being led by Professor Matthew Carmona of the Bartlett School of Planning will provide quantitative evidence to inform policymaking, writes Chris Brown.

Coming up: Green light for Lincolnshire Lakes homes

Coming up: Green light for Lincolnshire Lakes homes

Approval given for 2,500 homes to be developed on the outskirts of Scunthorpe as part of the planned Lincolnshire Lakes scheme.

Case study: Refurbishing and extending a London estate

Case study: Refurbishing and extending a London estate

A 1920s-built housing estate in west Kensington is being comprehensively regenerated in a programme that is taking around eight years, finds Josephine Smit.

Coming up: Wigan Pier plans approved

Coming up: Wigan Pier plans approved

Proposal will see eighteenth century industrial buildings beside Leeds and Liverpool Canal refurbished for cultural and leisure uses.

Coming up: Go ahead for Nationwide's Swindon homes

Coming up: Go ahead for Nationwide's Swindon homes

Nationwide Building Society has won consent for a 239 home scheme that is being created in close collaboration with its local community.

Advice: Securing design quality through the planning system

Advice: Securing design quality through the planning system

Design should be an important consideration as sites are allocated for new housing, before an outline planning application is made, finds Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Green light for wellness village

Coming up: Green light for wellness village

Plan to create a village on the Llanelli coast focusing on health, leisure, life sciences and extra care housing gets the go ahead.

Review: Town centre housing development

Review: Town centre housing development

The design of Berry Court in Bournemouth is inspired by the coastal town's Art Deco buildings, but Richard Eastham asks whether the scheme needed so much car parking.

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