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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

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

Planning submissions

Bell Phillips Skinners School

Bell Phillips bags go-ahead for £3.75m school extension

11-Dec-2014

Bell Phillips Architects has won planning permission for an extension to a Victorian secondary school in Kent

Studio Egret West's proposals for the scheme at Millharbour West

Studio Egret West and Hawkins\Brown submit Docklands scheme

5-Dec-2014

Studio Egret West and Hawkins\Brown have submitted plans for a mixed-use scheme in London’s Docklands

Planning wins

PRP's Chobham Manor housing - second phase [December 2014]

Approval for second phase of Olympic legacy housing

17-Dec-2014

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

17-Dec-2014

Studio Egret West-designed plans for two ‘residential pavilions’ at Bath Riverside have won planning permission

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

CPD

CPD: Zinc Building Envelopes

This CPD is sponsored by VMZINC. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge about the use of zinc products in the construction process. This CPD explores the science behind the products and the benefits of using zinc.

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