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Need to know: Government sets out design parameters for new neighbourhoods

Need to know: Government sets out design parameters for new neighbourhoods

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick launches National Model Design Code and revised NPPF in drive to put beauty at heart of planning system.


Coming up: Green light for Leeds student scheme

Coming up: Green light for Leeds student scheme

McLaren Property is to repurpose three buildings in the city's civic quarter to create student accommodation.

Coming up: Green light for Lincoln Central Market revamp

Coming up: Green light for Lincoln Central Market revamp

Plan to restore and repurpose listed building complements regeneration work already delivered in Lincoln's city centre.

Review: Hotel development as part of broader regeneration

Review: Hotel development as part of broader regeneration

Redevelopment of a former library site in Slough with two hotels will support the town centre's cultural quarter and new tech economy, finds Niamh Hession.

Coming up: Partnership gets go ahead for Cambridge homes

Coming up: Partnership gets go ahead for Cambridge homes

A partnership between Cambridge City Council and developer Hill has won consent to develop 75 homes in its latest scheme.

Coming up: Go ahead for Woolwich regeneration

Coming up: Go ahead for Woolwich regeneration

Plans for the eastern phase of Woolwich Exchange include more than 800 homes, a five screen cinema and community space.

Review: Redevelopment of an industrial site for housing

Review: Redevelopment of an industrial site for housing

The first phase of Port Loop, near Birmingham, takes advantage of its canalside location, but sustainable lifestyles could have been more actively encouraged, finds Katie Kershaw.

Opinion: How a low rise alternative to residential towers saved Norwich from a "monstrous carbuncle"

Opinion: How a low rise alternative to residential towers saved Norwich from a "monstrous carbuncle"

Why a developer dropped its legal challenge to the refusal of its Norwich high rise scheme is unclear, as is the secretary of state's reasoning in the case. But the presentation of an alternative low rise masterplan seemed to play a big part, writes Joey Gardiner.

Coming up: Homes for Wolverhampton hospital site

Coming up: Homes for Wolverhampton hospital site

Housing association and housebuilder set to convert Wolverhampton Royal Hospital to apartments and build new homes alongside.

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