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Planning

Planning

Projection of Ian Simpson Architects scheme for Library Walk Link

SimpsonHaugh’s Library Walk wins night-time closure battle

Controversial plans to close Manchester’s Library Walk between 10pm and 6am have been approved by the Planning Inspectorate

Boris has ‘serious concerns’ over planning system

Boris has ‘serious concerns’ over planning system

London mayor Boris Johnson said he has ‘serious concerns’ about the UK’s planning system

Lee Mallett

Lee Mallett: 'Planning and politics rarely mix happily'

Ahead of next week’s debate The Politics of Planning, director of Urbik Lee Mallett explains why planning is a ‘minefield for politicians’

Basement

Kensington & Chelsea wins battle against mega-basements

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has won its battle to curb a boom in the building of mega-basements in the borough

New Covent Garden SOM BDP

New Covent Garden proposals scrape through planning

Controversial proposals to redevelop south west London’s New Covent Garden market area with a scheme including a series of high-rise buildings have narrowly won planning permission.

Planningportal

Engagement with communities assists sensitive planning applications

Mapping evolution of a design decision during consultation is useful to demonstrate how the benefits have been thought through, says Stephen Smith

New Covent Garden SOM BDP

Boris Johnson in planning challenge to SOM/BDP Nine Elms project

London mayor and Chinese developer Dalian Wanda have criticised the New Covent Garden scheme on design grounds and for its negative impact on a neighbouring project

Basement

Kensington & Chelsea freezes 120 mega-basement plans

Architects have slammed a proposal by one of London’s most exclusive residential boroughs to curb a boom in building out mega-basements

Library walk

Public inquiry launches into Simpson's 'stunted black glass stub'

A public inquiry begins later today (21 October) into the future of a controversial, half-built glass and metal walkway by Ian Simpson Architects behind Manchester town hall

Nick Clegg

Clegg pledges to build five new garden cities

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has pledged to build five new garden cities between Oxford and Cambridge

Richard Rogers

Rogers hits out at garden cities proposals

Richard Rogers has reiterated his calls for the government to focus building on brownfield land rather than build new garden cities

Garden City plan as proposed by Urbed

Housing minister slams Wolfson Garden Cities prize-winner

Brandon Lewis has given a withering response to URBED’s Wolfson prize winning plan, comparing it to New Labour’s ‘failed examples of top-down eco-towns’

Shelter and PRP's shortlisted proposal

Wolfson Prize: 40 Garden Cities needed to solve housing crisis

Plans by the three of the five finalists vying for this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize propose building up to 40 new garden cities to solve the housing crisis

Ebbsfleet. Image by Matt Buck

Ebbsfleet plans ignore garden city principles, says concerned TCPA

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has criticised the goverment’s plans to expand Ebbsfleet for ignoring garden city principles

David Chipperfield Architects' designs for Elizabeth House - York Road

UNESCO renews calls for rejection of Chipperfield's Elizabeth House

UNESCO has reiterated its call for David Chipperfield’s Elizabeth House plans to be rejected over concerns the scheme damages views of the Houses of Parliament

Nick Clegg

Clegg: Homeowners won’t lose out from garden cities

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has suggested homeowners could receive compensation if their homes are affected by plans for new garden cities

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

DCLG reveals ‘big brother’ of office-to-resi

A new consultation by the DCLG has left the door open for a raft of building types to be converted into housing without the need for full planning permission

Peter Hall

Rogers pays tribute to ‘most important planner in post-war Britain’

Richard Rogers has paid tribute to the urbanist and planner Peter Hall, who died earlier this week, aged 82

practice

Knock nothing down, unless it’s physically dangerous

Planning portal: Localism isn’t creating the homes we need – so let’s try planning-free zones, writes Will Alsop

Peter Hall

Obituary: Peter Hall (1932 – 2014)

Planner, urbanist, geographer and ‘intellectual giant’ Peter Hall has died aged 82

Planning submissions

Shock new bid to save Robin Hood Gardens

17-Mar-2015

Richard Rogers welcomes new listing bid after certificate of immunity expires

Fletcher Crane - Borough High St

Fletcher Crane wins green light for £500k hotel-to-homes conversion

13-Feb-2015

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Fletcher Crane Architects has won planning to convert a building on London’s Borough High Street

Planning wins

AFTER: Sheppard Robson's Wilfred Brown Building revamp

47 years on: Sheppard Robson returns for Brunel uni revamp

20-Mar-2015

Sheppard Robson has won planning for the remodelling of its own Wilfred Brown building at Brunel University, London

Glenn Howells Sense

Glenn Howells gets go-ahead for £8.5m deafblind centre

17-Mar-2015

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Glenn Howells Architects has won planning for a new £8.5 million centre in Birmingham for national deafblind charity Sense

Planning rejections

CZWG Arsenal Tower

CZWG loses latest planning battle over Arsenal tower

14-Aug-2013

CZWG’s controversial plans for a 25-storey tower near Arsenal football club’s Emirates Stadium have received a fresh planning setback

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