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Coming up: Lewes regeneration moves ahead

Coming up: Lewes regeneration moves ahead

Detailed plans for the landscape and appearance of the residential phases of North Street Quarter have secured consent.


Review: Shopping centre redevelopment

Review: Shopping centre redevelopment

With a simple redevelopment scheme, Cathedral Lanes in Coventry has been changed from an inward looking shopping centre into a focal point for the city's main square, finds Geoff Wright.

Coming up: Green light for Croydon apartment scheme

Coming up: Green light for Croydon apartment scheme

Design for proposed 137 home development reflects its location on the edge of the south London town centre.

Advice: Planning for children's play in housing development

Advice: Planning for children's play in housing development

Rather than confining children's play to limited areas of a housing estate, streets and other public areas should be seen as places for fun, writes Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Green light for latest Peterborough homes

Coming up: Green light for latest Peterborough homes

Major Peterborough extension at The Hamptons enters final phase with approval for development of 350 homes.

Coming up: Stockport tops transport hub with park

Coming up: Stockport tops transport hub with park

The town's bus station will be replaced with a new transport interchange, rooftop park and homes as part of wider regeneration.

Advice: Creating the terraced home for the twenty first century

Advice: Creating the terraced home for the twenty first century

Terraced homes are a good way to achieve quite high density in new urban development, but provision of car parking and gardens needs careful management to maximise efficiency, finds Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Barking to replace office block with homes

Coming up: Barking to replace office block with homes

Council regeneration company partners on proposed 396 home high-rise scheme on Barking office block site.

Review: Repairing a historic town centre

Review: Repairing a historic town centre

Development of Norton Radstock railway lands, near Bath, has brought housing and business opportunities, but could have created a more pedestrian friendly environment, finds Neil Harvie.

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