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Coming up: Go ahead for Nationwide's Swindon homes

Coming up: Go ahead for Nationwide's Swindon homes

Nationwide Building Society has won consent for a 239 home scheme that is being created in close collaboration with its local community.


Advice: Securing design quality through the planning system

Advice: Securing design quality through the planning system

Design should be an important consideration as sites are allocated for new housing, before an outline planning application is made, finds Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Green light for wellness village

Coming up: Green light for wellness village

Plan to create a village on the Llanelli coast focusing on health, leisure, life sciences and extra care housing gets the go ahead.

Review: Town centre housing development

Review: Town centre housing development

The design of Berry Court in Bournemouth is inspired by the coastal town's Art Deco buildings, but Richard Eastham asks whether the scheme needed so much car parking.

Case study: When children get the chance to shape a place

Case study: When children get the chance to shape a place

A Manchester project has explored child-friendly design by asking children to create a play structure for a planned park and prototyping the end result, finds Josephine Smit.

Coming up: Bexley backs estate regeneration

Coming up: Bexley backs estate regeneration

South London housing estate's 1960s-built high and low rise blocks are set to be replaced with more traditional streets of homes.

Advice: Reviving town centres by improving the historic environment

Advice: Reviving town centres by improving the historic environment

The historic cores of town centres should provide a focus for revival and townscape improvement, but local interests also need to be involved to bring in new activities, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Theresa May puts focus on housing quality

Need to know: Theresa May puts focus on housing quality

Prime minister makes call for mandatory space standards for new homes in speech at Manchester housing conference.

Coming up: Green light for 1725-home Herts scheme

Coming up: Green light for 1725-home Herts scheme

Housebuilder Inland Homes has won consent for a mixed use development on Tesco's former headquarters site.

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