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Advice: Promoting co-housing development

Advice: Promoting co-housing development

Co-housing schemes can provide homes and space to build communities, but councils need to set aside sites and support groups to help bring them forward, finds Ben Kochan.


Coming up: Green light for 1,500 home Bedfordshire community

Coming up: Green light for 1,500 home Bedfordshire community

Developer UK Regeneration secures outline consent for plans to create community to the east of Biggleswade.

Review: Co-housing development

Review: Co-housing development

Design of the Marmalade Lane co-housing scheme has broken the mould in Cambridge's Orchard Park, but Danielle Percy and Chris Surfleet wonder how the two communities will engage.

Coming up: Barking retail park to become urban village

Coming up: Barking retail park to become urban village

Abbey Retail Park site in east London is set for redevelopment with homes, commercial and leisure space, as well as a riverside walk.

Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

London housing association Poplar HARCA is two thirds of the way through a successful scheme to unlock hidden homes and is sharing its learning with others, Josephine Smit finds.

Coming up: Edinburgh homes get go ahead

Coming up: Edinburgh homes get go ahead

A housebuilding consortium has won backing for plans to develop 655 homes on Edinburgh's western fringe.

Review: Reuse of historic buildings

Review: Reuse of historic buildings

The Kettleworks apartment development in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter has reinstated historic street patterns, but it is important that there is also activity at ground level, finds Katie Kershaw.

Coming up: Green light for Bradford's new food market

Coming up: Green light for Bradford's new food market

A food-themed market building is part of a wider strategy to support Bradford's local trade and revitalise its city centre.

Need to know: Offsite homes for Northstowe new town

Need to know: Offsite homes for Northstowe new town

Second phase addition to Cambridgeshire community will have a scheme of more than 400 offsite manufactured homes.

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