Residential Planning & Policy

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Philip Hammond

Stamp duty in the spotlight ahead of next week’s Budget

16 November 2017

As he faces renewed calls to rethink stamp duty in the final run-up to the Budget, chancellor Philip Hammond is said to be considering a range of options for the unpopular tax, including scrapping it entirely for first-time buyers.

Earls Court protest

Residents claim victory as CapCo revises Earls Court plans

7 November 2017

Residents at Capital & Counties’ (CapCo) controversial Earls Court development site are claiming victory over the developer today as the local council moved to retake control of the two housing estates at the heart of the scheme, Property Week can reveal.

Grenfell Tower

Building safety deadline extended for private tower block owners

2 November 2017

Private owners of residential buildings have been offered an extended deadline to supply the government with information on building safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

James Murray RESI 2016

Murray calls for more cash for London homes Video

2 November 2017

James Murray, London’s deputy mayor for housing, wants the government to “step up” and increase its investment in affordable housing to meet the capital’s housing need of 66,000 homes a year.

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Acton Gardens, London

Q&A: Countryside MD on progress in Acton

18 November 2017

Countryside Properties and L&Q are well on their way to delivering the 2,500 homes planned for the Acton Gardens site in south Acton, west London.

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London houses

A make-or-break Budget for the Tories

17 November 2017

This Budget really is make or break for the current Conservative government. What seems like an endless series of gaffes and mishaps has left it clinging to the rafters - with the small matter of Brexit still to deal with