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Custom build boost from NPPF appeal decision

A custom build development's success at appeal in Essex is being seen as the first decision to turn on the National Planning Policy Framework's policy on providing sites for custom/self build sites.

21 May, 2015
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London office development growth 'until 2019'

A new wave of office construction is getting underway in central London, with a 24% increase in the amount of space under construction in large-scale developments over the past six months.

21 May, 2015
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Devolution is priority for new Government

A new City Devolution Bill to transfer powers to metropolitan areas – including greater control over housing, transport and planning – has emerged as an early priority for the new Government.

21 May, 2015
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Boris aligns London Plan with national housing standards

London Mayor Boris Johnson has published two sets of draft 'Minor Alterations to the London Plan' – on Housing Standards and Parking Standards – designed to bring his design policies into line with the new national housing standards.

14 May, 2015
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London Land Commission faces information gap on brownfield

The newly-established London Land Commission will struggle to tackle the capital's housing crisis unless it gets the power to fill the huge information gap on brownfield land, claims the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).

14 May, 2015
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