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Coming up: Green light for housing to replace Guildford Debenhams

Surrey town's Debenhams store will be demolished to make way for 185-apartment scheme with riverside public realm.


Opinion: Make design inclusive right from the start to create better, safer cities

A gender-responsive approach to city planning and design should become business as usual and not a special consideration, writes Sowmya Parthasarathy.

Coming up: Stretford town centre revamp on way

First phase of masterplan for Greater Manchester town will create pedestrianised streets, a town square and space for dining, bars and local independent businesses.

Review: Housing development on a former MoD site

The developers of Holbourne Park in Bath sought to build a Georgian-style neighbourhood, but its opportunities were limited by commercial realities, find Amanda Taylor and Stephanie Massie.

Case study: Creating a park on a city site

The new park at the heart of Manchester's emerging Mayfield regeneration scheme has been created to respond to the aspirations of local people and delivered sustainably, finds Josephine Smit.

Coming up: Go ahead for 578-home Harlow regeneration

Developer Strawberry Star secures consent for proposal including two landmark 16-storey towers.

Coming up: Green light for 1,500 homes on MOD site

Plans will see the former Cavalry Barracks in west London redeveloped with homes, workspace, shops, cafes and community uses, while heritage buildings are restored.

Coming up: Go ahead for St Helens town centre regeneration

New market hall will anchor mixed use development being brought forward by English Cities Fund in strategic partnership with St Helens Borough Council.

Advice: Maximising the benefits of offsite construction for housebuilding

Offsite construction methods can be used to create highly sustainable homes, but it's important to identify the right system so the design fits its location, finds Ben Kochan.

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