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

Green light for 1,600 home Barking housing scheme

9-Oct-2014

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

8-Oct-2014

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

7-Oct-2014

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

7-Oct-2014

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

6-Oct-2014

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

3-Oct-2014

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

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Tory plans for 'less green' starter homes panned

29-Sep-2014

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

28-Sep-2014

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

PCKO wins planning for 120-home London scheme

26-Sep-2014

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

25-Sep-2014

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

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Labour pledges to build 200,000 homes per year

23-Sep-2014

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

22-Sep-2014

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

18-Sep-2014

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

17-Sep-2014

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

West Grove in Elephant and Castle

AHMM and Panter Hudpith submit plans for Elephant & Castle

15-Sep-2014

Lend Lease has submitted a detailed planning application for this 593-home scheme in Elephant and Castle designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and Panter Hudspith Architects (PHA)

Grid Architects Swiss Cottage

Councillors block controversial Grid tower

15-Sep-2014

Grid Architects-designed plans for a 24-storey tower in north-west London’s Swiss Cottage neighbourhood have been rejected by councillors - against the advice of planning officers

KCA scheme Hackney

Karakusevic Carson's Hackney scheme wins green light

15-Sep-2014

Karakusevic Carson Architects (KCA) has won the go-ahead for this 18-home scheme in Hackney, east London.

Ian Simpson Architects

Ian Simpson gets go-ahead for Manchester flats

11-Sep-2014

Soon-to-rebrand Ian Simpson Architects has won planning for an 11-storey, canalside apartment scheme in Manchester

New homes

New home approvals reach highest level since 2008

11-Sep-2014

The number of planning approvals for new homes has risen to the highest level for six years, according to figures released from the Home Builders Federation (HBF)

Fletcher Priest Waterbeach

Trio of architects scoops Cambridgeshire housing

5-Sep-2014

Fletcher Priest, Mole Architects and John Thompson and Partners have been appointed to work on a huge housing scheme on Ministry of Defence (MOD) land in Cambridgeshire

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24.10.14: Architecture 00 in Vauxhall

24-Oct-2014

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