Category Archives: General

Government funds neighbourhood planning

The Government is to make £22.8 million available to assist in the making of neighbourhood plans.

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MIPIM UK to discuss Brexit effect on overseas investment

A survey conducted at MIPIM earlier this year suggests nearly half of overseas investors will continue to put their money in to the UK after Brexit, while over half will slow it down or stop investing altogether.

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Government housing plan would ramp up London numbers

London’s housing targets are set to increase significantly under new Government proposals.

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Crossrail track complete

A significant milestone has been marked with the official completion of the permanent track for the Elizabeth line.

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London First on Build to Rent

London will become a city of renters, with the number of people renting in the capital due to overtake homeowners by 2025, so London must take a long-term and strategic approach to providing a better choice of rented accommodation, say … Continue reading

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Mayor makes infrastructure call

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called for a major increase in infrastructure spending across the UK in the aftermath of Brexit.

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Sadiq announces cash for land buying

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced his intention to earmark £250 million for City Hall to use for buying and preparing land for new and affordable housing.

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Mayor argues for housing devo

Sadiq Khan says that City Hall and London’s boroughs are fighting to solve the capital’s housing crisis “with one arm tied behind their back”, and says it is now vital that the Government grants them greater powers and resources to … Continue reading

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Council urged to work together on business rates

Councils are being encouraged to join forces and put forward proposals to retain the growth in their business rates income as the Secretary for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid announces new pilots.

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London homes – consents growing, outer London lagging

London has seen a record number of requests to build new homes in 2017, analysis from the Fifty Thousand Homes campaign revealed today, but boroughs in zones 5 and 6 of the tube map are lagging behind.

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Old Oak station contract

HS2 is to issue tender documents for the delivery of its Old Oak station and associated development.

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Sadiq appoints digital czar

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has appointed Theo Blackwell as the capital’s first ever Chief Digital Officer (CDO).

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Night Tube provides economic boost

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says economic and passenger numbers for the first year far exceeded predictions, with numbers released showing nearly eight million journeys, and a boost to London’s economy of £171m.

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Mayor looks to speed planning

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced speedier planning decisions for schemes that meet affordable homes targets.

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Mayor commits to 1000 pocket homes

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has invested £25m as part of a deal to boost new factory-built affordable one and two-bed homes for first-time buyers.

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Mayor aims for National Park City

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched plans to help make the capital “the world’s first National Park City”.

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West London Green Flag success

West London has scored success again in the annual Green Flag Awards, which are given to excellent public green spaces.

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Government launches land release fund

The government has launched a £54 million package to assist the release of publicly owned land for new homes.

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Sadiq announces Liveable Neighbourhoods fund

The Mayor of London and Transport for London have announced a new £80m funding programme that aims to transform town centres and neighbourhoods into more attractive, accessible and people-friendly public spaces.

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Clean Air plans detail West London NO2 hotspots

The Government’s Clean Air plans, published recently, which include a headline grabbing pledge to ban diesel engines in new cars by 2040, also require a number of local authorities to produce their own local plans, which could include road charging … Continue reading

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