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Planning news

Housing minister hits back at RIBA demand to build on green belt

The government’s new housing and planning minister, Brandon Lewis, has dismissed the RIBA’s call to build more new homes ‘on the unloved parts of the green belt’

Generic plans

Home plans winning ‘on appeal’

More than two-thirds of major housing developments currently going to appeal are being approved, new figures have revealed

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

Pickles throws out John McAslan's Smithfield plans

The communities secretary Eric Pickles has rejected John McAslan controversial plans to convert Smithfield market into shops and offices

Shelter and PRP\'s shortlisted proposal

Revealed: proposals by five finalists in Garden Cities contest

The five finalists have been named in the competition to design a ‘visionary and economically viable’ new Garden City in a bid to solve Britain’s growing housing crisis

Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City diagram

Public backs garden cities

Three quarters of Britons back plans to tackle the housing shortage by building a series of new garden cities

WSP hospital overbuild

Build homes above hospitals, says WSP

WSP has said building homes above London’s existing NHS buildings could solve the capital’s housing shortage

Heygate estate

Council ordered to disclose Heygate’s affordable housing viability

A tribunal has ruled that Southwark Council disclose information on how the decision about affordable housing levels at the Heygate Estate was decided

Joe Morris

Imperfect and daring buildings will actually enhance London’s character

‘Context’ in planning terms is a perilous place, but one that, if mastered, is your right of passage to something unexpected, writes Joe Morris

Number of planning approvals: February 2013 to February 2014

Regional growth continues to outpace London

New figures showing the number of applications submitted last year reveal that the regions are catching up with London

New Forest design guide

New Forest design guide created

A Hampshire planning authority has created a design guide for the area to help architects


Recent wins

Re-Format St Giles Hill

Re-Format wins planning for Winchester townhouses

Hampshire-based Re-Format has won planning for three new townhouses in Winchester

De Matos Ryan\'s York Theatre redevelopment

De Matos Ryan scoops planning for York Theatre Royal revamp

De Matos Ryan has won planning for the £4.1million redevelopment of the York Theatre Royal

Hawkins\Brown\'s Rotherhithe housing scheme

Hawkins\Brown scoops planning for Southwark resi scheme

Hawkins\Brown has won planning for this 103-home scheme on the site of a former football club in Rotherhithe, South London

Denton Corker Marshall\'s 20 Farringdon Street

Denton Corker Marshall wins planning for City office

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Denton Corker Marshall has won planning for a 9,300m2 office building in Farringdon, London

Seymour Smith

Seymour-Smith wins planning for rural Passivhaus

Gloucestershire-based Seymour-Smith has won planning for this six-bedroom Passivhaus in the Cotswolds

Stanton Williams Kings Cross Pavilion

Stanton Williams scoops planning for King's Cross pavilion

Stirling Prize winning-Stanton Williams has finally won planning permission for this canal-side pavilion at King’s Cross

Project Orange Rathbone Market

Project Orange gets go-ahead for Rathbone Market scheme

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Project Orange has won planning permission for the final phase of the Rathbone Market regeneration scheme in Canning Town, East London

Bennetts Midland Goods Shed

Bennetts scoops planning for £18m goods shed to supermarket scheme

Bennetts Associates has won planning for an £18million scheme to convert the Historic Midlands Good Shed at King’s Cross into a supermarket

Hugh Broughton Architects\' Henry Moore Foundation archive

Hugh Broughton wins planning for £6m Henry Moore centre

AJ 2013 Retrofit Award-winner Hugh Broughton Architects has won planning for a new archive and visitor centre for the Henry Moore Foundation

Spark Architects

SPARK bags planning for Victoria mixed-use scheme

SPARK Architects has won planning permission for its first major scheme in central London, a mixed-use development opposite Victoria Station