Category Archives: General

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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Sadiq launches night vision

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched his vision for London to become a leading 24-hour global city as he pledged to plan for life at night in the same way the city does for the day.

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Sadiq hits out at rail fare rises

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has hit out at Government plans to increase fares on London’s suburban rail network by around 3.5 per cent next January, stating that hiking rail fares in the current climate would be ‘woefully out … Continue reading

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Sadiq releases transport spend report

Sadiq Khan has released a report which he says “debunks the myth that London receives more than its fair share of investment on transport schemes compared to the rest of the country”.

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WLC merger on the cards

Ealing Hammersmith and West London’s College and Kensington & Chelsea College have announced that they are starting a process to merge the two colleges in order “to broaden the opportunities available to learners and help meet the future needs of … Continue reading

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Sadiq announces affordable homes deals

Sadiq Khan has announced a deal with councils and housing associations in London to start building an extra 50,000 affordable homes to rent and buy over the next four years.

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Frequency upped for Crossrail

Services on the Elizabeth line are set to be more extensive and frequent than originally planned – with Heathrow getting a much improved service – when the line becomes fully operational in December 2019, Transport for London has announced.

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Centre for London produces brexit report

The Cenre for London has produced “Better Brexit, Better City”, a report which sets out a series of policies and measures that the Centre feels that the next Government and the Mayor of London should adopt to make a success … Continue reading

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