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Coming up: Cheshire neighbourhood takes shape

Coming up: Cheshire neighbourhood takes shape

Approval for 449 homes to the south of Crewe marks start for delivery of Basford East neighbourhood.


Advice: Integrating housing for older people in town centres

Advice: Integrating housing for older people in town centres

Councils should look to promote housing for older people in town centres, but homes need to be generously proportioned and local services readily accessible, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Retirement developer in site search

Need to know: Retirement developer in site search

Retirement Villages Group is looking to expand activity with 30 new sites and aims to create ultra-sustainable scheme in Chester.

Coming up: Go ahead for Manchester homes

Coming up: Go ahead for Manchester homes

Former factory site set to be redeveloped with a family-focused, sustainable development with 410 homes.

Review: Redevelopment of a former MoD site

Review: Redevelopment of a former MoD site

The first phase of Bath's Mulberry Park draws on the city's Georgian heritage in its housing, but it is a shame the masterplan will never be fully built, says Clare San Martin.

Case study: Adding homes to the fringe of a London estate

Case study: Adding homes to the fringe of a London estate

The 1950s-built Frampton Park estate in Hackney is being brought up to date with injections of contemporary urbanism, Josephine Smit finds.

Coming up: Green light for Wandsworth homes

Coming up: Green light for Wandsworth homes

Council wins approval to develop 106-home mixed tenure scheme as part of major homebuilding programme.

Advice: Using design codes to create high quality development

Advice: Using design codes to create high quality development

The planning white paper singled out design codes as key tools for securing high quality development, but they must be kept up-to-date to be most effective, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Giving the people what they want

Opinion: Giving the people what they want

Should the industry continue to provide standard housetypes or allow occupiers to decide on design? There is a middle way, writes Chris Brown.

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