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Coming up: Green light for Greenwich Peninsula scheme

Coming up: Green light for Greenwich Peninsula scheme

Developer U+I wins approval to develop 1500 homes and commercial and community space in Morden Wharf project on Peninsula West.


Review: Developing homes on an urban former school site

Review: Developing homes on an urban former school site

With its gentle proportions and use of traditional materials, the West Green housing development in north London sits comfortably among Victorian terraces, finds Tomasz Fiszer.

Analysis: Can government help grow England's self build sector?

Analysis: Can government help grow England's self build sector?

A government backed review is the latest in a series of interventions to help grow custom and self build housing. Josephine Smit looks at the sector's progress.

Coming up: Go ahead for Bath rental homes scheme

Coming up: Go ahead for Bath rental homes scheme

A former car showroom site in Bath is set to be redeveloped with more than 600 rental and student homes.

Opinion: Where government's focus on design quality could fall short

Opinion: Where government's focus on design quality could fall short

The government's new guidance around the design of new homes and neighbourhoods gives advice but won't necessarily drive better design quality, writes Joey Gardiner.

Coming up: Latest homes for Ebbsfleet Garden City

Coming up: Latest homes for Ebbsfleet Garden City

Joint venture secures consent to develop 235 homes in the second phase of the garden city's Ashmere village.

Review: Estate redevelopment in east London

Review: Estate redevelopment in east London

The location of Aberfeldy Village at the junction of two major roads poses design and layout challenges that its masterplan partially addresses, finds Brendan Kilpatrick.

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.

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