Old Oak Common and Park Royal

Towards the end of last week the Mayor of London produced a draft Planning Framework for Old Oak Common and Park Royal. In conjunction with contributions  from Transport for London and the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham the Framework will work alongside the London Plan. Below one can see a map […]

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New gov’t proposals reveal no long-term thinking…

New proposals from David Cameron would allow developers to opt out of paying s106 and CIL contributions in exchange for delivering homes at a 20% discount for people aged under 40. He also committed the Tories to protecting the green belt, saying: “Put simply, the green belt is protected with us.” Two statements from the recent […]

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Canada Water players consolidate with more residential on the horizon

British Land has confirmed its £135m acquisition of Surrey Quays Leisure Park in Canada Water from clients of Aviva Investors (EGi News). A Canada Water masterplan is now being drawn up with Southwark council that will create a 7m sq ft mixed-use town centre for the area. The combined sites cover 50 acres to form what […]

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Where shall we build?

Not the green belt. Not the quarry or the potato farm. No, not even that golf course situated next to a tube station that will benefit from a 24 hour service at weekends come September? Let’s build on the school playing fields. The harsh truth of the irrational green belt boundaries. That college field is […]

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More scaremongering and propaganda over the green belt

The green belt has been in the news recently, mainly because of a very good report put together by London First and planning firm Quod. You can read it in full HERE. I was going to blog its overview but City Metric beat me too it, and they did a better job than I ever […]

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Brent Cross Cricklewood scheme moves forward with exciting transatlantic JV partnership

News has reached us here at EGi that Argent and US firm Related Companies have been selected as preferred partner for a joint venture with Barnet council on its 7,500-home Brent Cross Cricklewood South scheme. A good decision in my eyes. Argent are responsible for the work being done at King’s Cross and Related Companies are […]

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Marble Arch Tower – Amended plans gain permission

Almacantar has gained permission for an alteration of its existing planning permission at this site on the north eastern corner of Hyde Park. Although the site had existing planning permission for the creation of 53 residential units in addition to various other space this new proposal has been scaled up. Amended plans will see the […]

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January 2015- Permissions over 100 units

On the back of strong construction figures for 2014, in which there were a record number of schemes which were granted permission, the key question is whether there still remains a strong market for planning for developments over 100 units within the capital. Upon looking  at the figure there was certainly a feeling of the […]

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the 3rd Annual EG Residential Summit

The 3rd Annual Residential Summit is designed to tackle the challenge of providing housing in the UK. This event incorporates speakers and attendees from the public and private sectors.  The expert speaker line-up explores: ✔ The political climate and the impact on the delivery of housing ✔ The land equation – where will new sites […]

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London Riverside could provide 26,500 units but is it ambitious enough?

The Mayor of London today announced a blueprint for regenerating what he’s calling ‘London Riverside’ with 26,500 new homes (EGi News). Essentially this looks like a re-hashing of an old Opportunity Area from 2012 (which only got as far as a draft stage), and includes the area stretching from the Royal Docks to Rainham Marshes. It is […]

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