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Planning news

Basement

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.

Planningportal

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

Basement

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’

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

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Recent wins

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

OMI

OMI gets go-ahead for Salford housing

Manchester-based OMI Architects has been given the green-light for a brick-clad apartment scheme in Salford

Cousins and cousins

Cousins & Cousins wins planning for Hackney extension

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Cousins & Cousins has won planning permission for a timber-framed house extension in Hackney, East London

Farrells Marlow

Farrells wins planning for Marlow office retrofit

Farrells has won planning for the transformation of a 1980s office building in Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Buckley Gray Yeoman

Buckley Gray Yeoman wins planning for Clerkenwell refurb

Buckley Gray Yeoman has been given the go-ahead for a 9,300m² mixed-use scheme in Clerkenwell, London

David Morley Fish and Coal

David Morley wins planning to overhaul King’s Cross arches

David Morley Architects has won planning for the transformation of King’s Cross’ historic Fish and Coal Buildings and Wharf Road Arches

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