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Accelerating new housing production in London – What works?

Posted on: 18 November 2014
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This reflective blog summarises the major topics covered at the ‘New Housing and the London Plan’ workshop held on 29 October 2014.

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London Office Crane Survey: Winter 2014

Posted on: 17 November 2014
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The total volume of London office space under construction has fallen to a three-year low as completions reach a ten-year high, according to the latest Crane Survey from Deloitte Real Estate. The volume of new space started has almost doubled since the last survey, driven by a number of significant new schemes in the City.

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New Covent Garden Market, Nine Elms Lane, SW8

Posted on: 14 November 2014
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A revised planning application for the mixed-use redevelopment of the 23-hectare New Covent Garden Market site in south west London has been approved which would see around 500 additional homes on top of a previous planning approval for the scheme.

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Building our way out of a crisis: Can we capitalize on London’s public assets to provide homes for the future

Posted on: 12 November 2014
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In October 2014, WSP held a roundtable discussion with the Architect’s Journal to identify the industry’s views on the idea of capitalising on existing land by building homes above fire stations, hospitals, government administration buildings and other facilities. The consensus of the group was that while the idea has merit, and there are several examples of similar schemes already underway, there are some specific challenges to address.

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London Crane Survey: Winter 2014

Posted on: 11 November 2014
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The total volume of London office space under construction has fallen to a three-year low as completions reach a ten-year high, according to the latest Crane Survey from Deloitte Real Estate. The volume of new space started has almost doubled since the last survey, driven by a number of significant new schemes in the City.

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London’s housing crisis: green belt building may be best solution

Posted on: 4 November 2014
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A new study by the Centre for Cities group claim the capital’s housing situation could be helped by building on green belt land, and brownfield sites. The group claim that if every brownfield site was developed to it’s full capacity, nearly 400,000 homes could be built and developing just over 2 per cent of green belt land could provide a further 430,000 houses. Ben Harrison, from Centre for Cities and Paul Miner from the Campaign to Protect Rural England, who oppose building on the green belt, debate the issue.

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Shaping neighbourhoods. Accessible London: Achieving an inclusive environment

Posted on: 29 October 2014
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This Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) provides guidance on the implementation of London Plan Policy 7.2 An inclusive environment and of other policies in the Plan with specific reference to inclusive design. It also provides guidance on Lifetime Neighbourhoods to support London Plan Policy 7.1 Building London’s neighbourhoods and communities.

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Central London Quarterly Report: 3rd quarter 2014

Posted on: 28 October 2014
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Take-up of office space in the Capital reached 4.6 m sq ft during the third quarter of 2014, the highest level since 2007, and 45% above the long-term average. The City, in particular, saw levels total over 3.0 m sq ft, a level not seen since 2000. According to Knight Frank’s Central London Quarterly report, the figures revealed that during the third quarter of 2014, the leasing and investment markets across Central London continued to show confident market conditions. Both markets saw an increase in activity, specifically the leasing market showing a particularly strong quarter.

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Ultra Low Emission Zone for London

Posted on: 28 October 2014
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The Mayor of London  and Transport for London have launched a public consultation on proposals to introduce the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the capital on 7 September 2020, to significantly improve air quality and in turn the health of Londoners. Comments are requested by 9 January 2015.

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Housing Zones: a boost to housing supply across the capital?

Posted on: 27 October 2014
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Housing Zones will be areas of brownfield land on which a combination of government advanced funding and loans and the lifting or simplification of planning restrictions are intended to allow large numbers of homes to be built quickly. The government intends for 30 Housing Zones to be set up across the country, 20 in London and 10 outside London. £400 million in loan funding will be put behind the 20 London Housing Zones by central government and the GLA, with a further £200m set aside for Housing Zones outside London. This briefing paper from Pinsent Masons considers the new approach being used by the government to get new homes built quickly.

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