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Planning news


Planning portal: Delivery-focused planning will keep Welsh talent in Wales

Delivery-focused planning will stay the emigration of Welsh design talent, writes Alan Francis

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Government publishes updated planning guidance

The industry has welcomed updated planning guidance published by the government yesterday (6 February) but warns that further revisions will be needed before long

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More Homes: Lib Dems want call-in powers slashed

The Liberal Democrats have resolved to further reform the planning system in order to meet their goal of building 300,000 new homes each year

Belfast City Centre

Northern Ireland faces planning policy shake-up

Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark Durkan has launched a consultation into its proposed Strategic Planning Policy Statement (SPPS) which is set to consolidate more than 20 planning documents into just one  

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Specialist planning court set to launch this summer

A specialist, new fast-track planning court for major developments will hear its first cases this summer

Green space

Better town planning could save £1bn a year, says RIBA

The RIBA’s latest report into the impact of cities on health has blamed lack of green spaces and poor city planning for the UK’s current obesity epidemic

John McAslan\'s proposals for Smithfield General Market images by DBOX for Henderson Global Investors

John McAslan versus SAVE as second battle of Smithfield looms

Ahead of the public inquiry, architect John McAslan and SAVE’s Marcus Binney present arguments for and against the Smithfield Market overhaul

Planning approvals map

Regional house building outpaces London

Number of planning consents rocket across the UK but more than half of regions experience drop in commercial permissions

Final design of new skate space at Southbank Centre by SNE Architects

Southbank Centre submits contentious skatepark plans

The Southbank Centre has submitted plans to relocate its skatepark, just days after objectors launched a judicial review of the decision not to award the undercroft village green status

London\'s Olympic Village set to provide some rental housing

Boris pledges to build more than 40,000 homes per year

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s new London Housing Strategy aims to ‘increase the capital’s housing supply to levels not seen since the thirties’


Recent wins

Douglas and King\'s Cricklewood apartment scheme

Douglas and King wins planning for Cricklewood apartment block

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Douglas and King has won planning permission for an apartment building on a corner plot in Cricklewood, north-west London

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Hawkes wins planning for another PPS7 Passivhaus

Hawkes Architecture has won the green-light for this £750,000 ‘county house clause’ scheme in the Kent countryside

HAT Gasworks

HAT wins planning for £2m arts centre refurb

Emerging practice HAT has won planning permission for a major refurbishment of contemporary arts venue in South London

Mae Lilestone Street Health Centre

Mae scoops planning for £34m Westminster health centre and elderly housing scheme

Mae has won planning for this elderly person housing and healthcare scheme in Lisson Grove, north-west London

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Hopkins gains planning for £24m Alder Hey Scheme

Hopkins has been granted planning approval for a new Research and Education Building at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool


Boris strikes again after approving Foster’s City Road towers

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved Foster + Partners’ high-rise City Forum development on City Road in Islington, overturning an earlier refusal by the local authority


Boris approves Farrells' £1bn Convoys Wharf scheme

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved Terry Farrells’ £1bn Convoys Wharf scheme in Deptford, south east London

Sheppard Robson\'s Newhall housing

Sheppard Robson wins planning for Newhall housing

Sheppard Robson has won planning for the next phase of the Newhall housing scheme in Harlow, Essex

Edward Williams Architects

Scott Tallon Walker and Edward Williams win planning for cancer centre

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Camden Council has given planning permission for a new cancer care and proton beam therapy unit for University College London Hospitals

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BuckleyGrayYeoman wins planning to refurb ex-BBC building

Shoreditch-based BuckleyGrayYeoman has won planning permission to refurbishment a former BBC building on Great Portland Street in central London