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  • Retirement home

    Time to plan for an ageing population

    2020-08-06T00:00:00+01:00By Cormac Henderson

    Editor: Housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s announcement of ‘radical reform’ to the country’s antiquated planning system must be celebrated (‘Jenrick to announce radical planning shake-up’)

  • Green buildings

    Planners failing on sustainability

    2020-08-06T00:00:00+01:00By Jason Longhurst

    Editor: The Town and Country Planning Association survey findings are no surprise, but hugely frustrating given the focus on sustainability, climate change and now, driving a green economy (‘Most planning committees fail to “seriously consider” climate crisis’).

  • Construction site

    Developers must consider the neighbours

    2020-07-30T00:00:00+01:00By James Adam

    Editor: The government giveth with one hand and taketh with the other in its planning system reforms (‘Industry reacts to Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 recovery speech’).

  • Office

    The traditional office has advantages over flexi space

    2020-07-30T00:00:00+01:00By Anthony Lorenz

    Editor: I have followed your articles by Steve Jude, chief executive of NewFlex, on the whys and wherefores of the service office market for many years and have always found him optimistic about the serviced office market competing with, and perhaps taking over, from the traditional market.

  • Food Warehouse interior

    Government must aid the F&B recovery

    2020-07-23T00:00:00+01:00By Ted Schama

    Editor: Having seen numerous cycles, although they have not been easy, I have been comforted by the knowledge that food and beverage (F&B) is always the last to fall and the first to recover.

  • Coronavirus/working from home/facetime

    The return to offices calls for some flexibility

    2020-07-23T00:00:00+01:00By Sebastian Abigail

    Editor: Gerald Kaye’s column did a fantastic job of extolling the office’s virtues and pointing out home-working’s limitations.

  • farmiloe building

    WeWork generation are our future

    2020-07-15T14:10:00+01:00By Jonathan Ratcliffe

    Editor: We are hearing lots of doom and gloom about what will happen to the huge amount of vacant office space appearing across the capital.

  • Diversity

    Property needs diverse new talent

    2020-07-15T14:25:00+01:00By Charles Begley

    Editor: We are fully behind the chancellor in supporting young people into employment, and London’s real estate sector must seize the opportunity to recruit young people from all backgrounds.

  • Empty shop

    Planning reform key to UK recovery

    2020-07-09T08:48:00+01:00By Daniel Austin

    Editor: The prime minister is clearly backing construction to dig us out of the economic hole created by Covid-19 (’Industry reacts to Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 recovery speech’).

  • Planning and dev

    We must plug housing investment gap

    2020-07-09T09:03:00+01:00By Roger Clarke

    Editor: As lockdown eases, we are reminded that we need to get the economy going again.

  • Roger Wade

    A chance to evolve, not Armageddon

    2020-07-01T09:42:00+01:00By Jason Mills

    Editor: I read the article ‘Wade warns of Armageddon’, with interest and a little frustration.

  • High street

    Tenants’ code is too little, too late

    2020-07-01T09:51:00+01:00By Emma Humphreys

    Editor: Unfortunately, the new Code of Practice for commercial property came too little too late for the June rent quarter day (‘Government extends ban on tenant evictions and releases code of conduct’.

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