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Planning

Planning

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’

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

Ebbsfleet. Image by Matt Buck

Ebbsfleet plans ignore garden city principles, says concerned TCPA

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has criticised the goverment’s plans to expand Ebbsfleet for ignoring garden city principles

David Chipperfield Architects' designs for Elizabeth House - York Road

UNESCO renews calls for rejection of Chipperfield's Elizabeth House

UNESCO has reiterated its call for David Chipperfield’s Elizabeth House plans to be rejected over concerns the scheme damages views of the Houses of Parliament

Nick Clegg

Clegg: Homeowners won’t lose out from garden cities

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has suggested homeowners could receive compensation if their homes are affected by plans for new garden cities

Planning submissions

Rogers makes final plea for Robin Hood Gardens listing

18-Jun-2015

Richard Rogers has written to more than 300 leading construction industry professionals asking them to support a new listing bid for Robin Hood Gardens

Shock new bid to save Robin Hood Gardens

17-Mar-2015

Richard Rogers welcomes new listing bid after certificate of immunity expires

Planning 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

5-Aug-2015

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

1-Jun-2015

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)

Planning rejections

CZWG Arsenal Tower

CZWG loses latest planning battle over Arsenal tower

14-Aug-2013

CZWG’s controversial plans for a 25-storey tower near Arsenal football club’s Emirates Stadium have received a fresh planning setback

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