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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


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


Recent wins

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

Three Pancras Square

Green light for Porphyrios at Kings Cross

Plans have been approved for the newest office building at London’s King’s Cross – Porphyrios Associates’ Three Pancras Square

Bell Phillips Kings Cross gasholder

Bell Phillips wins planning for King's Cross gasholder transformation

Bell Phillips Architects has scooped planning for its contest-winning scheme to transform a redundant gasholder in King’s Cross into a public park

The elevated walkway at London Zoo\'s new lion enclosure

London Zoo wins planning for Ray Hole-designed lion exhibit

London Zoo has won planning for a new lion enclosure designed by Ray Hole Architects


Shedkm wins planning for Croydon 'gateway' development

Shedkm has won planning for this 10-storey mixed-use scheme at the Ruskin Square site in Croydon

Maccreanor Lavington

Maccreanor Lavington tower gets the go-ahead

[FIRST LOOK] Maccreanor Lavington has won planning for this 14-storey tower in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Fletcher Priest Pinewood

Fletcher Priest scoops planning for Pinewood scheme

Fletcher Priest has won planning for an office scheme at Pinewood film studios in Buckinghamshire

31/44 Architects

31/44 Architects wins planning for three-bedroom house

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Emerging practice 31/44 Architects has won planning for a private house on brownfield land in Lewisham, south London

Hawkins Brown Wates House

Hawkins\Brown scoops planning for £30m Bartlett revamp

Hawkins\Brown has won planning for the transformation of the Bartlett School of Architecture’s home