By Richard Heap2010-07-27T17:12:00+01:00
Councils should be given more powers under the planning system to protect corner shops, a report by the London Assembly has said.
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Editor: The prime minister’s vow to “turn generation rent into generation buy” with a proposed increase in low-deposit mortgages for first-time buyers suggests a willingness to help young people on to the property ladder.
The Greater London Authority has given Queensgate Investments and Rockwell the green light for the £1bn regeneration of Kensington Forum.
After a long six months, the stay on possession proceedings has finally been lifted, although this does not mean an immediate return to normality.
The Raynsford Review of Planning, named after the former housing minister behind the report, is set to paint the planning system in damning light.
Luton Borough Council has given its approval to a £300m plan to develop the 60.5-acre former Vauxhall Motors car plant site.
Mayor Sadiq Khan has set out the first details of the London Living Rent – a new type of tenancy offering sub-market rent to average earners in the capital.
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