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Action station: the latest proposal for Euston falls short of a comprehensive revamp

Lendlease appointed on £4bn Euston regeneration


Lendlease has been selected as the master development partner to deliver the £4bn Euston regeneration project.

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PW Regenerate: New guidance proposed for high density housing in London


The Mayor of London is working up new design guidance in a bid to make higher-density housing more attractive to Londoners.

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London Mayor and L&Q agree £500m investment in Barking Riverside


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a partnership with developer L&Q to invest £500m in a residential-led regeneration in east London.

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Raab commits £45m to fund building on council land


The housing minister has announced funding to enable 7,280 homes to be built on council-owned land.


Boxpark Wembley gets green light


The London Borough of Brent has granted planning approval for a Boxpark food and leisure venue to be developed within Quintain’s Wembley Park scheme.


St George submits plans for huge Northfields scheme


Berkeley Group subsidiary St George has submitted a planning application for almost 3,000 homes on the site of the former Northfields Industrial Estate in Alperton, North West London.

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Birmingham City Council invokes CPO powers to unlock £300m Axis Sq site


Birmingham City Council is set to use its compulsory purchase powers to unlock a major development site at Axis Square.

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Grenfell inquiry to hear on fire and building regulations


A review of building and fire regulations will be a central part of the Grenfell Tower inquiry.

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MPs call for national housing strategy for older people


MPs on the Communities and Local Government Select Committee have called on the government to create a new national housing strategy which “brings together and improves the policy on housing for older people.”

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Haringey wins High Court victory over £2bn JV


The High Court has backed the joint venture between Haringey Council and Lendlease after a campaigner against it sought a judicial review.

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