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Government working group recommends new regulatory body for estate agents


A working group set up by the government has recommend that a new regulatory body be set up to oversee estate agents.


London Mayor rejects Tulip plans


London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has rejected plans to build a new skyscraper in the City called The Tulip.


​Turley develops tool to measure economic impact of town centre development


Developing mixed-use projects in UK town centres could inject millions of pounds into local economies and create thousands of jobs, according to a leading planning consultancy.

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UK’s new-build houses will be sold as freehold, says James Brokenshire


Communities Secretary James Brokenshire announced Friday that all new-build houses will be sold as freeholds during an address at the Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Manchester.

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Galliard Homes gets green light for Nine Elms Parkside scheme


Galliard Homes has been given the green light for a 280,000 sq ft mixed-use scheme at Nine Elms Parkside, London.

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Stop leasehold Help to Buy sales, says Brokenshire


Housing secretary James Brokenshire wants to stop all leasehold houses being sold through the Help to Buy scheme, according to an interview in The Times.

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May pledges minimum size requirements for residential properties


Theresa May will today promise to introduce minimum space requirements to end “rabbit hutch” new homes.

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New plans drawn up for Belfast’s £500m Tribeca scheme


The developer behind Belfast’s Tribeca scheme has altered its original planning application to include less office space.

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Khan approves Kensington Forum after affordable homes tripled

2019-06-21T11:50:00+01:00By Helen Crane

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved Queensgate Investments and Rockwell Property’s plans to redevelop the Kensington Forum Hotel, after the developers agreed to make all the homes in the scheme affordable.

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Report reveals development appetite of London councils

2019-06-20T10:27:00+01:00By Helen Crane

Brent, Ealing and Hackney identified as ‘pro-regeneration’ boroughs in study of councils’ planning decisions

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