Issue 16: 6 May 2016

    Canada Water transformation under way

    A series of redevelopment projects are set to transform the Canada Water area of London’s Docklands, as the area reaps the benefits of greater transport connectivity. The location, in zone 2 but close to Canary Wharf and well linked via the Jubilee and Overground lines, is about to undergo a makeover taking it from a [...]

    Teddington hydro wins the day

    Plans for a hydro electric scheme at Teddington Lock are set to go ahead, after the High Court dismissed demands for a judicial review of the decision taken by Richmond on Thames planners. The scheme will see three Archimedes screws installed alongside the weir on the river, delivering 1.6GWh of energy – sufficient for around [...]

    Fresh demand for airports decision

    A select committee of MPs has called on the government to stop dithering, and make a decision about airport capacity in the south east. The delay in deciding on the siting of a new runway, with additional airport capacity, “should not continue,” says the report from the House of Commons Transport Committee. “We urge the [...]

    Ealing moves CIL plans forward

    The London borough of Ealing has taken a step closer to introducing its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) with the submission of the proposed charging schedule for examination by the Planning Inspectorate. The plans include some modifications following consultation, primarily to take account of the creation of the Old Oak Common Development Corporation. As a result, [...]