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Planning news

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’


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.


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


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’


Recent wins

Hopkins\' designs for a new research centre at London\'s Royal Free Hospital

Hopkins wins go-ahead for £42m Royal Free Hospital research building

Hopkins Architects has won planning for a new research building at the Royal Free Hospital in north London

Brisac Gonzalez Paris

Brisac Gonzalez wins planning for £28m Paris mixed-use complex

Bermondsey-based Brisac Gonzalez has won the go-ahead for a £28 million mixed-use scheme in Paris

PTE Elmington

PTE gets go-ahead for 225-home scheme

Pollard Thomas Edwards has won planning for this 225-home scheme in Southwark, south London

HTA Design with Potton

Carillion Igloo gets green light for pioneering custom-build scheme

Joint venture developer Carillion Igloo has won planning for its groundbreaking custom-build scheme at Trevenson Park South in Pool, Cornwall

Clague Architects\' Benchley Mews

Clague Architects wins planning for £150k infill home

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA + PLANS] Clague Architects has won planning for a single-storey house on an infill plot in Kent

Stanton Williams\' Cambridge key-worker housing

Stanton Williams gets go-ahead for Cambridge key-worker housing

Stanton Williams has won planning for key-worker homes as part of the North West Cambridge extension

PRP\'s Chobham Manor housing - second phase [December 2014]

Approval for second phase of Olympic legacy housing

PRP and Make have bagged ‘unanimous approval’ for the 207-home second phase of the new Chobham Manor neighbourhood on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

One of Studio Egret West\'s Bath Riverside apartment blocks

Green light for Studio Egret West’s Bath Riverside scheme

Studio Egret West-designed plans for two ‘residential pavilions’ at Bath Riverside have won planning permission

AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio wins planning for £450k house

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Winchester-based AR Design Studio has won planning for a £450,000 house in Lyme Regis

PTE Kings Cross

PTE wins planning for £30m King’s Cross mixed-use scheme

Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) has won planning for a £30 million mixed-use, housing-led scheme in London’s King’s Cross