LRR PD Right report…Right on the zeitgeist…READY TO DOWNLOAD NOW

The government intends to introduce a new PD Right after the existing one expires and in the interim those with PD Rights granted before the May 2016 deadline will still be able to implement them up untill May 2019. That’s how read it…this is what the Gov says:   the Government proposes introducing an amended […]

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LRR PD Right Report Published Today DOWNLOAD NOW

Of the 2,442 units applied for office to resi under PD Rights since the start of the legislation on 30 May 2013 1,512 units have gained “permission”. The demand for housing is out there, so all these offices are being converted to resi, right? Wrong… look at the pie chart below, then download the report […]

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LRR PD Right Report Published Today DOWNLOAD NOW

Westminster has a vast exclusion zone prohibiting any PD Right office to residential conversion…so does that mean the end of office to resi in the borough? Not a chance…the figure below shows that as far as developers are concerned it’s business as usual for office to resi (click on the map to go all interactive). […]

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LRR PD Right Report Published Today DOWNLOAD NOW

Did you know that only 2% of the 6,595 units applied for office to resi conversion in the outer London boroughs were “normal”? By that I mean all the rest were PD Right submissions. More details in the PD Right report…this is what those figures look like on a pie chart, download the report HERE: […]

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Redevelopment plans for the Gascoigne Estate in Barking

A hybrid planning application has been submitted to Barking and Dagenham Council for the redevelopment of the eastern section of the Gascoigne Estate near Barking Town Centre. The application proposes a total of 1,575 residential units. 670 units is proposed for market sale and 905 units for social rent (a mixture of affordable rent and […]

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Planning officers vote for hobbit house to be demolished

Planning officers have rejected a couple’s application for retrospective planning permission on their ‘hobbit’ style eco-home, which is was build out of natural materials. Planning officers claim the couple’s home is out of character with its surrounding countryside and have voted for it to be demolished.  See here for the article. © Telegraph 2014

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Green Belt Development Unavoidable?

Here at London Residential Research we have blogged many times about the merits of building on (parts) of the greenbelt (Blog 1, Blog 2, Blog 3). Now the Finical Times also feels that increased property prices along with housing shortages, will make developing parts of the unavoidable. See here for the full article.

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The rise of London’s towers

We could argue all day on why house prices in London are so high, but what it really boils down to is that first lesson you had in economics; supply and demand. We haven’t built enough homes and everyone wants to live in the capital. These set of circumstances has resulted in a steady increase […]

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Plans for West Ham Football Stadium

A scoping opinion has been submitted to Newham council on behalf of the applicant Galliard Homes for the redevelopment of the West Ham United Football Club Stadium. The site is approximately 3.3 hectares in size and is located  between Green Street and Priory Road, north of Barking Road. The proposed scoping opinion is for demolition […]

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Heathrow City @ the NLA

Once again it is time to assess the opportunity behind closing down Heathrow and creating a huge new borough within London, which is expected to provide around 90,000 new homes. One of the points on why Heathrow is not beneficial to the whole of the UK,  by London’s Deputy Mayor of Housing was most interesting. […]

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