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Ed Miliband at Crest Nicholson

Michael Lyons: 'Church of England can help solve housing crisis'


The Church of England and supermarket chains should enter the housebuilding market as developers, according to Michael Lyons

Kyson's Waterloo Road scheme

Kyson showcases Lambeth mixed-use development


Architect Kyson has released new images of its mixed-use scheme for a prominent corner site in south London.

Circle Housing's Orchard Village

Circle Housing picks 24 architects


More than 20 architects including PRP, HTA Design, JM Architects, PCKO and Levitt Bernstein have won places on a housing framework agreement set to deliver 6,000 new homes over the next five years

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Lyons Housing Review backs key Farrell proposal


An eagerly-awaited report on the nation’s housing crisis has given its backing to a key Farrell Review proposal on urban design.

Boris Johnson

Gov’t faces London revolt on new office-to-resi reforms


Business groups, planning officers and Mayor of London Boris Johnson have called on the government to drop a key element of its latest proposed planning reforms.

Levitt Bernstein

Levitt Bernstein wins self-build ideas contest


Levitt Bernstein has won a high-profile ideas contest judged by Kevin McCloud for a series of sustainable self-build homes costing less than £75,000 each

Detailed architectural design by Levitt Bernstein defines the first square of the Gascoigne Estate masterplan

Green light for 1,600 home Barking housing scheme


Barking and Dagenham Council has approved plans for this 1,575 home regeneration scheme on the eastern side of the 1960’s Gascoigne Estate

Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable launches the 2010 Liberal Democrat Manifesto

Cable rips into Coalition’s 'perverse' office-to-resi reforms


Business secretary Vince Cable has criticised planning reforms introduced by his own government as ‘perverse’ because of their effect on employment space.

The residents' lounge in the Foster + Partners-designed apartments

New images of Foster and Gehry's Battersea flats revealed


New visuals have been released of the proposed new homes at Battersea Power Station designed by Foster + Partners and Frank Gehry

Danny Alexander

Lib Dems: Treasury ‘exploring’ direct funding for housebuilding


The government is looking at directly commissioning new homes if the private-sector and housing-associations fail to reach pre-set targets, senior Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander has said.

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New figures reveal fall in housing starts


The value of UK housing starts has registered its first drop in 18 months because of a decline in social-housing new build, according to a leading industry tracker.

NPS's competition-winning £350,000 Passivhaus holiday home

British Homes Awards 2014: NPS' Passivhaus holiday home among winners


AJ100 practice NPS has won the Sunday Times-backed contest to design a £350,000 Passivhaus waterside holiday home


Tory plans for 'less green' starter homes panned


The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has slammed the Conservative’s plans to exempt proposed starter homes from zero carbon regs

Boris Johnson

Gov’t launches £400m ‘housing bank’ for new homes


A £400million government loan scheme aimed at bringing forward affordable housing by offering low-cost loans to social landlords and other developers has gone live


PCKO wins planning for 120-home London scheme


PCKO Architects has won planning for a 120-home scheme on the former site of Anmer Lodge care home in Stanmore, north-west London

Ed Miliband

Miliband launches attack on developers


Labour party leader Ed Miliband has launched a fresh attack on housebuilders sitting on land


Labour pledges to build 200,000 homes per year


The Labour Party has said it would set up a raft of New Homes Corporations (NHC) in its bid to build 200,000 homes a year by 2020

Macdonald House

Indian developer sets sights on London with £3bn war chest


Indian property developer Lodha Group has said it wants to be among the leading housing developers in London

Hush House offices to residential conversion in Chester by Ian Simpson Architects. Image by Ian Lawson

Latest planning reforms prompt new office-to-resi fears


Proposed planning reforms will see vital employment space lost through conversion into housing, the government has been warned

Assael's Pontoon Dock

Assael and John Thompson win GLA housing schemes


The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) has chosen teams led by Assael Architecture and John Thompson & Partners to deliver hundreds of fast-track, privately rented homes in east London

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