All PW Investigates articles

  • High Street decline, Stoke

    London councils to ban new PDR


    Just under half of London’s local planning authorities have introduced or intend to introduce a ban on developement under the commercial-property-to-housing permitted development right (PDR) introduced this month, citing concerns over a loss of business space and poor-quality homes, a Property Week investigation has revealed.

  • Councils investigation

    London councils cash in on community infrastructure levy (CIL)


    Infrastructure funding statements from London planning authorities show £1.3bn of contributions from developers in 2019/2020 has yet to be spent. Property Week asks why the money is being stockpiled.

  • The rise and fall of WeWork

    The rise and fall of WeWork


    After SoftBank was forced to throw WeWork a $9.5bn lifeline, Emanuele Midolo investigates where it all went wrong for the flexible workspace giant – and asks whether the rescue plan will work

  • The great Section 106 and CIL scandal

    The great Section 106 and CIL scandal


    Billions are being contributed by developers in Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy payments, but just how much of it have councils actually spent?