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Transport secretary Stephen Byers has given the go-ahead for the £2.5 billion Richard Rogers Partnership-designed fifth terminal at Heathrow after telling parliament of his decision to keep the airport 'globally competitive' on Tuesday. In a widely trailed statement he told the House of Commons that, in approving it with conditions on noise and night flights, he was 'striking a balance' between environmental and economic concerns. For more new images:

Audley English Associates has submitted a detailed planning application for this residential scheme in Gold Lane, Barnet.The project is on a difficult 170m long by 14m wide site that was formerly a wasteland garage. Eight homes are planned. The proposals are for energy-conscious, timber-framed houses, including nature roofs and graffiti-resistant gabion walls.

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