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Planning news

Carlton Tavern

Developer demolishes historic London pub

Westminster City Council is seeking legal advice after a developer demolished a 1920s public house which was due to be recommended for listing

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’


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


Recent wins

Reiach and Hall NDA

Reiach and Hall gets green-light for £20m nuclear archive

Reiach and Hall has been given the go-ahead for a new archive building in the Scottish Highlands for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Niall McLaughlin\'s contest-winning Auckland Castle scheme

Niall McLaughlin wins go-ahead for Auckland Castle revamp

Durham County Council has granted planning permission for a series of planning applications by Purcell and Niall McLaughlin Architects at the 800-year-old Auckland Castle

AFTER: Sheppard Robson\'s Wilfred Brown Building revamp

47 years on: Sheppard Robson returns for Brunel uni revamp

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

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

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