Neighbourhood plan published for east London estate earmarked for 3,000-home regeneration

Neighbourhood plan published for east London estate earmarked for 3,000-home regeneration

A draft neighbourhood plan for a housing estate close to the London 2012 Olympic Park earmarked for major regeneration contains proposals to enforce a ballot of residents before the demolition of homes on the estate is approved.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will not intervene over what would be one of the UK's tallest buildings, despite the developer proposing an on-site affordable housing provision of 21 per cent.

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'London émigrés' putting pressure on Bristol's housing market

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Ministers must tackle the corrosive impact of viability appraisal concerns, by Jamie Carpenter

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Towards a place-based industrial strategy, by David Marlow

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Data blog: Who is caught in the housing delivery test's crosshairs?

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Three messages for ministers on standard method proposals

Three messages for ministers on standard method proposals

Responses to the government's proposed standard approach to assessing local housing need have welcomed the proposal as enabling a speedier process of plan preparation, but there are concerns that it fails to take account of aspirations for economic growth in parts of the country.

CIL Watch: London CIL straggler outlines levy plans

CIL Watch: London CIL straggler outlines levy plans

News that the London Borough of Bromley is set to push ahead with the first stage of consultation on its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) means that the capital is edging towards complete CIL coverage.

Policy Summary: Regulations aiming to clear the way for across-the-board increase in application fees

Policy Summary: Regulations aiming to clear the way for across-the-board increase in application fees

Policy: Draft Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the communities secretary Sajid Javid is set to take control of plan making at 15 local authorities that have failed to make progress on their local plans.

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