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City spent just 40% of S106 and CIL receipts

2019-10-17T00:00:00+01:00By ,

City Corporation has spent only £80.7m of the £206m it took in from developers

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HB Reavis granted permission for Elizabeth House redevelopment


HB Reavis has won planning permission for its 1.2m sq ft redevelopment scheme in Waterloo, London, paving the way for construction to begin next year.


Queen’s Speech sets out raft of property related measures for new parliament


A raft of property-related bills and measures have been unveiled in today’s (14 October) Queen’s Speech but the outcome for many will be tied to what form of Brexit the UK undertakes, the British Property Federation (BPF) has warned.

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First stage of £1bn Havering housing plan gets go ahead


Plans for the first stage of a £1bn housing regeneration in east London have been green lit, but remain subject to the mayor of London’s approval.


Gladman loses air quality appeal


The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision to refuse planning permission for 330 homes and a care facility in Kent due to the scheme’s impact on local air quality, in a move that could set a precedent for developers.

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Jenrick reiterates home ownership commitment

2019-10-03T00:00:00+01:00By David Blackman

Housing secretary says government wants to get more people on the housing ladder

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Landsec’s Portland House plan approved


Westminster City Council has approved Landsec’s plans for Portland House, Bressenden Place.


Terms agreed for Blackpool Central scheme


The developers behind new theme park Blackpool Central have agreed terms with Blackpool Council, paving the way for the first two phases of the scheme.

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Labour vows to reform business rates regime


Party favours more regular valuations and pledges crackdown on rogue landlords

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Property ‘not enemy’, says Lib Dem’s Farron


Housing spokesman backs developers but calls for end to planning loopholes

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