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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

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McGonigle McGrath

McGonigle McGrath wins planning for rural house

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA + PLANS] Belfast-based McGonigle McGrath has won planning for a 525m2 house in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

Burwell Deakins\' lower refectory proposals

UCL wins planning for £9.3m overhaul

Levitt Bernstein and Burwell Deakins have won planning to transform a refectory and service yard at UCL into a new social space

Foster + Partners\' and Gehry\'s Electric Boulevarde at Battersea

Gehry and Foster’s Battersea 'high street' approved

Frank Gehry and Norman Foster’s new ‘high street’ at Battersea Power Station has won planning

Ellis Miller Ridley Road

Ellis Miller wins planning for £1.5m Hackney mixed-use scheme

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Ellis Miller has been given the go-ahead for a mixed use scheme next to Hackney’s Ridley Road Market

Francis Terry\'s alternative Mount Pleasant proposals

Royal Mail opponents to press on with rival Mount Pleasant plans

Campaigners who unsuccessfully challenged Royal Mail’s plans to redevelop 35,000m2 of its Mount Pleasant site have pledged to continue working up an alternative scheme

Royal Mail\'s Mount Pleasant redevelopment proposal

London Mayor approves Mount Pleasant development

Controversial proposals to redevelop half of the Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant site with a housing scheme have been given the go-ahead by Mayor of London Boris Johnson after a tense public hearing

Fletcher Priest\'s Buckingham Green development

Fletcher Priest wins green light for Rolls Royce revamp

Fletcher Priest Architects has won planning permission to redevelop a 1970s tower block in the heart of Westminster, which is the current headquarters of Rolls-Royce

FCH City Road London

Falconer Chester Hall scoops planning for £2m Islington penthouses

Falconer Chester Hall Architects (FCH) has won planning for a £2million penthouse extension on the roof of 190–196 City Road, London

PRP Architects

PRP wins planning for Croydon towers

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] PRP has won planning for a pair of residential towers in Croydon

Woolwich Station - by Weston Williamson

Crossrail wins approval for Woolwich Arsenal schemes

Weston Williamson’s and TP Bennett’s schemes for Crossrail at London’s Woolwich Arsenal have been given the green light