Issue 18: 26 May 2016

    Murray holds key as lieutenants appointed

    London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the appointment of his key lieutenants – and drawn the disapproval of the property development community as a result. Val Shawcross becomes deputy mayor for transport, and also deputy chair of Transport for London. Lord Andrew Adonis has been appointed to oversee Crossrail 2, heading the board of that [...]

    Academies put housing on the syllabus

    An innovative solution to the capital’s housing crisis has been proposed by an organisation that runs 37 academies in and around London. The Harris Federation has suggested it could build houses for teachers on surplus school land, addressing a key issue it has identified among its own staff. Of more than 500 teachers it surveyed, [...]

    New mayor backs cycling schemes

    Fears that new mayor Sadiq Khan would tone down his predecessor’s support for cycling in the capital have been set aside. Khan has underlined his commitment, as he ponders consultation responses on two additions to the growing cycle superhighway network. He has vowed to “triple the current superhighway provision”, according to a spokesman, who added: [...]

    Inspector to decide demolished tavern battle

    A public inquiry into the future of the Carlton Tavern site in Kilburn has been held. Developers who knocked down the heritage building without permission will now wait until the summer, to hear what they will need to do next. The pub was demolished in April 2015 by owners CLTX, in the knowledge that it [...]

    Success for Grainger in Tottenham

    Private rental landlord Grainger has won consent for a major build-to-rent development in Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham. The scheme is part of a growing momentum regenerating the Tottenham area, that includes the redevelopment of the Tottenham Hotspur football ground. The approval will see the redevelopment of the council’s own offices in Apex House, currently on [...]