Developers urged to “get involved” in neighbourhood forums

    Developers have been ordered to ‘get involved’ in Westminster’s 15 Neighbourhood Forum by deputy leader and cabinet member for the built environment Robert Davis because when the council starts receiving substantial CIL receipts, in about 18 months’ time, some 15% of this will be given to the forums. The local plans being produced by the [...]

    Rival Mount Pleasant scheme goes to planners

    Rival designs for the Mount Pleasant Royal Mail site in north London have been submitted to Camden planners. The scheme, designed by Francis Terry and submitted by the Mount Pleasant Association, have the backing of a developer, U+I, and pension fund investor Legal & General. But they are set against an dense redevelopment for landlowner [...]

    Londoners leave as costs mount

    There are worrying signs that the high cost of housing in London are pushing key groups into relocating outside the capital. An analysis of figures from the Office for National Statistics, undertaken by campaign group Generation Rent, concludes that in the year to June 2015, London experienced a net loss of 77,520 people. This figure, [...]

    Garden Bridge to be reviewed

    Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a review of the troubled Garden Bridge project, just as its supporters admitted they had yet to agree terms with a key landowner. Khan has asked Dame Margaret Hodge, former chair of the Public Accounts Committee, to run the rule over the project. Specifically, he has asked her to look [...]

    Islington throws out hotel plans

    Islington’s planning committee has overturned a recommendation from officers to approve the redevelopment of a multistorey car park in Farringdon Road, on the edge of the City of London. The decision means a proposed redevelopment with offices and a hotel will not now go ahead. The redevelopment was designed by architects Sheppard Robson for developer [...]