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Waltham Forest Local Development Framework: Core Strategy

Posted on: 29 March 2012
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The Local Development Framework Core Strategy was formally adopted by the Waltham Forest Council on 1 March 2012.  The adopted Core Strategy and related documents can be viewed online.

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Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework

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The Mayor of London has adopted a planning framework for the Vauxhall / Nine Elms / Battersea Opportunity Area as Supplementary Planning Guidance to the London Plan. The framework sets out an ambition for around 16,000 new homes and a range of 20,000- 25,0000 jobs.  It contains proposals for an extension to the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms; a new linear park connecting Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station; a tall buildings strategy which supports an emerging cluster at Vauxhall within the parameters of the London Views Management Framework; and the creation of a Combined Cooling and Heat Power network. Additionally, a Development Infrastructure Funding study has been undertaken which informed the development of a Section 106 tariff to fund the full range of infrastructure required to support new development.

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The regulatory framework for social housing in England

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The regulatory framework for social housing in England from April 2012 will come into effect from 1 April 2012.  The revised framework implements the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Secretary of State’s directions. It has been approved by the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) Board following the completion of a statutory consultation.

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Total Environment: Progress Report

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This report aims to raise the profile of Total Environment by reflecting the progress and achievements of the initiative to date. Launched in October 2010, Total Environment was conceived to bring together Defra, three of its agencies (the Environment Agency, Natural England and in some cases the Forestry Commission) and the Local Government Association to work with and support local areas to develop new and more ambitious approaches to addressing major local environmental issues which require input from a number of agencies and sectors. Thematic interests and objectives vary across the areas according to their local priorities; however most areas have focused on cross-cutting themes which require close working across a range of agencies and sectors, such as developing local green infrastructure, addressing flooding and coastal risk management, or aligning funding for environmental priorities.

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Soft Landings Guidance

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BSRIA has published a free to download guide to twelve Core Principles that define a Soft Landings project. The Soft Landings Core Principles have been developed by BSRIA working with the BSRIA Soft Landings User Group. They have been written for construction clients and their professional teams to inform Soft Landings project processes. Soft Landings is the cradle-to-occupation process for the graduated handover of a new or refurbished building, where a period of professional aftercare by the project team is planned for at project inception and carried out for up to three years post-completion.

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National BIM Library

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The National BIM (Building Information Modelling) Library, developed and managed by NBS for the UK construction industry, is a free of charge online resource enabling construction professionals to locate and download generic and proprietary BIM objects. This service aims to host a comprehensive range of systems and products such as walls, windows, doors, foundations, cladding and roofs, with many more to come to become the primary source of standard and proprietary BIM objects. By also publishing property set definitions for all systems and products, NBS will help establish a common approach to quality standards across the construction industry, with a view to encouraging consistency and collaboration.

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Shutting the door on tenancy fraud

Posted on: 27 March 2012
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The latest research paper on tenancy fraud which for the first time, collates in one place a national dataset of housing stock, antifraud strategies, fraud reasons and costs, reveals how widespread and damaging a problem local authorities and social landlords are faced with.

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Assuring a legacy – promises, progress and potential. A review of legacy across the London 2012 Programme

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This review focuses on whether the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Programme will deliver a sustainable legacy, and whether it will deliver on its legacy commitments.

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Leaving a transport legacy: Olympic and Paralympic Transport Legacy Action Plan

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The Mayor of London and Transport for London, supported by the six Olympic and Paralympic host boroughs, have yesterday published a joint plan to ensure that the 2012 Games leave a permanent transport legacy to benefit millions of people and support economic development for generations to come.

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Green light for better buses

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This document sets out reforms to improve local bus subsidy and regulation in England. The proposals have been formulated to attract more people onto buses, to ensure better value for the taxpayer and to give local transport authorities more influence over their local bus networks.

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