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Planning news

RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

Carlton Tavern

Council backs plan to make developer rebuild demolished pub

Westminster City Council has agreed to back an enforcement order which calls for a property firm to rebuild an exact replica of a pub it demolished without permission

Carlton Tavern

Developer could have to rebuild London pub brick by brick

Westminster City Council looks set to force the developer behind the demolition of an historic London pub to rebuild an exact replica on the site

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


Recent wins

Hopkins\' designs for a new research centre at London\'s Royal Free Hospital

Take two: Hopkins £42m Royal Free Hospital scheme goes back to planning

Hopkins Architects is set to be granted permission for a new building at the Royal Free Hospital in north London for the second time this year as councillors reconsider the proposals

Welcome Building at Auckland Castle by Niall McLaughlin - secured HLF funding May 2015

Lottery boost for Niall McLaughlin and Purcell's Auckland Castle revamp

A scheme by Purcell and Niall McLaughlin Architects to revamp the 800-year-old Auckland Castle has won a £9 million boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

Ben Adams Architects\' 24 King William Street

Ben Adams wins planning for £23m City office revamp

Ben Adams Architects has won planning for the transformation of a 1980s office building at the edge of the City of London

Cottrell and Vermeulen Bellenden School

Cottrell and Vermeulen wins planning for new school

Cottrell and Vermeulen has won planning for this new-build school and nursery in Peckham Rye, London


FCBS wins planning for West Ealing estate regeneration

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has been given the green light for its regeneration of a 1970s housing estate in West Ealing, London

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

Rogers Leather Gardens

Rogers-designed east London housing scheme tops out

A modular housing scheme in east London designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has topped out

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