Huge Canary Wharf scheme approved

Huge Canary Wharf scheme approved

Plans to create a mixed-use scheme including more than 3,000 homes on the eastern edge of Canary Wharf in London have been given the green light by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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Go-ahead for redevelopment of library with community asset status

Go-ahead for redevelopment of library with community asset status

Plans to redevelop the former Kensal Rise Library in north-west London have been given the green light by the London Borough of Brent.

Urban regeneration company to oversee Birmingham city centre redevelopment

Urban regeneration company to oversee Birmingham city centre redevelopment

A regeneration company will be launched to lead the development of the area surrounding the high-speed rail terminus in Birmingham in what has been billed as a 'major transfer' of power away from central government.

Scottish council dismisses planning chief following open cast coal probe

Scottish council dismisses planning chief following open cast coal probe

The head of planning and economic development at a Scottish council has been dismissed following an independent review which found significant failings of the council's planning service in enforcing conditions on open cast coal mines.

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The offsetting equation

The offsetting equation

Winning consent for development that damages biodiversity could be made easier by a standard formula, currently being trialled by government, for calculating the level of environmental improvement needed elsewhere to compensate. Ben Kochan investigates

Policy Briefing: Industrial noise assessment in line for significant amendment

Policy Briefing: Industrial noise assessment in line for significant amendment

Imminent changes to methods for assessing industrial noise could lead to more complex planning requirements, Mike McLoughlin explains

Handling new housing standards

Handling new housing standards

Imminent changes in housing construction standards have been described by experts as the biggest in a generation. Ben Kochan explores the implications for applicants and local planning authorities.

Concern over brownfield order plans

Concern over brownfield order plans

Proposals to simplify planning rules to ease housing delivery on previously-used brownfield sites could create added burdens for council planning teams, senior officers fear.


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