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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

Hush House offices to residential conversion in Chester by Ian Simpson Architects. Image by Ian Lawson

DCLG reveals ‘big brother’ of office-to-resi

A new consultation by the DCLG has left the door open for a raft of building types to be converted into housing without the need for full planning permission

Peter Hall

Rogers pays tribute to ‘most important planner in post-war Britain’

Richard Rogers has paid tribute to the urbanist and planner Peter Hall, who died earlier this week, aged 82

practice

Knock nothing down, unless it’s physically dangerous

Planning portal: Localism isn’t creating the homes we need – so let’s try planning-free zones, writes Will Alsop

Peter Hall

Obituary: Peter Hall (1932 – 2014)

Planner, urbanist, geographer and ‘intellectual giant’ Peter Hall has died aged 82

telegraph.co.uk

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

practice

We must look to integrate advancing technology into our design thinking

Planning portal: High streets must provide a credible foil to the soullessness of e-commerce, writes Tessa O’Neill

Planningportal

Planning portal: Delivery-focused planning will keep Welsh talent in Wales

Delivery-focused planning will stay the emigration of Welsh design talent, writes Alan Francis

Planning submissions

Astudio Summit House

Astudio submits plans for Summit House revamp

18-Aug-2014

Astudio has submitted plans for the redevelopment of a 1980s office block in the City of London

Hawkins Brown Wates House

Hawkins\Brown submits £30m Bartlett revamp

27-May-2014

[FIRST LOOK + DRAWINGS] Hawkins\Brown has submitted plans to transform the home of the Bartlett School of Architecture

Planning wins

Three Pancras Square

Green light for Porphyrios at Kings Cross

22-Aug-2014

Plans have been approved for the newest office building at London’s King’s Cross – Porphyrios Associates’ Three Pancras Square

Bell Phillips Kings Cross gasholder

Bell Phillips wins planning for King's Cross gasholder transformation

22-Aug-2014

Bell Phillips Architects has scooped planning for its contest-winning scheme to transform a redundant gasholder in King’s Cross into a public park

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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