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Investment strategies unaffected by capital gains tax changes - DLA Piper report


More than half of overseas real estate investors (58%) expect the capital gains tax changes, that will align rules for UK and non-UK residents from next month, to have no impact on their investment strategy, according to a DLA Piper report.

Seal House roof garden

New roof garden approved as part of Seal House development


The City of London has granted planning permission to redevelop Seal House at 1 Swan Lane.

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£70m Sale Town regeneration approved


Trafford Council has approved Maloneview’s £70m regeneration plans for The Square Shopping centre in Sale, Manchester.


Old Oak gets £250m government funding


The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) has been awarded £250m from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to kick-start development on the West London site.

Philip Hammond

Chancellor unveils £3bn Affordable Homes scheme in the Spring Statement


Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced a new £3bn Affordable Homes Guarantee Scheme to support the delivery of around 30,000 new affordable homes.


Waltham Forest Council unveils Town Hall Campus plans


Waltham Forest Council has launched its vision for a new neighbourhood which will deliver 450 homes and a new Town Hall Campus.

Empty high street shops

PDR could ‘kill off high street’, planners warn


Expanded permitted development rights (PDR) could kill off the high street by replacing shops with homes and creating “dead frontages”, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has warned.


280 football pitches of warehouse space needed to support new homes


At least 280 football pitches worth of warehouse space will be needed to support the government’s target for 300,000 new homes, a report by the British Property Federation has revealed.

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The Wigley Group plan Coventry industrial park regeneration


The Wigley Group plans to redevelop Sandy Lane Industrial Estate into 200 new homes on the site, which borders the Coventry Canal.

Theresa May

May accused of bribing Labour MPs with £1.6bn communities fund


Theresa May is being accused of attempting to buy Labour MP votes for her Brexit deal with the launch of a £1.6bn fund for struggling communities.

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