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Coming up: Next tranche of homes for Wembley

Coming up: Next tranche of homes for Wembley

A scheme of 553 homes marks the second phase of a neighbourhood within Quintain's growing Wembley Park in north west London.


Review: Canalside housing

Review: Canalside housing

Brentford Lock West's first phase links well into its surrounding neighbourhood, but a new route is needed to the nearby rail station, finds Simon Carne.

Coming up: Go ahead for Croydon's Whitgift redevelopment

Coming up: Go ahead for Croydon's Whitgift redevelopment

Enhanced planning application will see south London shopping centre replaced with more retail and leisure space plus 1,000 homes.

Coming up: Green light for Sussex community

Coming up: Green light for Sussex community

A Pease Pottage neighbourhood has the go ahead for the first of more than 600 planned homes, which will sit alongside amenities and parkland.

Review: High density mixed use on the city fringe

Review: High density mixed use on the city fringe

Momentum Lewes Road proposes a mix of development uses along a major artery out of Brighton, but its success will rest on the road's integration into the scheme, says Michael Doyle.

Coming up: Rochester's 1,400 home community on starting blocks

Coming up: Rochester's 1,400 home community on starting blocks

Medway Council has approved plans for the regeneration of a key brownfield site beside the River Medway with a mixed urban quarter.

Coming up: Shopping centre goes mixed use

Coming up: Shopping centre goes mixed use

A 1980s-built shopping centre in Hertford is to be redeveloped with a scheme that will introduce homes and leisure to the retail formula.

Opinion: Housebuilders need spur to pursue design quality

Opinion: Housebuilders need spur to pursue design quality

I was told an interesting story last week. Apparently, before the election, the Prime Minister decided that something had to be done about the poor quality design of the homes and places produced by speculative housebuilders.

Coming up: Parkland homes for Suffolk council site

Coming up: Parkland homes for Suffolk council site

Developer Active Urban plans to build 100 contemporary homes on a former office site close to a historic location.

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