4 Nov 2012

Briefing Note: Delivering London’s Housing Needs

The housing sector in London is facing a shortfall of supply, seismic changes to affordable housing funding and provision, and ongoing financial challenges from mortgages through to local authorities.

28 Nov 2011

Design review advice must be a material part of planning process, says Design Council Cabe

Design Council Cabe is lobbying government hard to get officials to recognise the discipline of design review and have it enshrined as a material planning consideration.

22 Nov 2011

NLA Education Conference Report

London is facing a shortfall of some 70,000 school places over the next four years, but providers could improve the process of meeting that demand by looking at higher densities, building tall, and by using a greater degree of standardised components. Those were some of the key findings of an NLA conference held on 17 November, which looked into the aftermath of the James Review into school capital spending.

14 Nov 2011

NLA City of London Development Conference

London needs to sort out its aviation issues and ease the regulatory burden on companies if The City’s predominance in world rankings is to be maintained. But it must also capitalise on the quality of the Square Mile as a place, with refurbishments likely to hold the key for the next phase of development.

11 Nov 2011

Build the Thames Hub or continue losing £1 billion a year

The cost to the UK of doing nothing about our ‘creaking, leaking’ transport infrastructure amounts to some £1 billion a year, said Halcrow’s Europe director Ben Halmer. Halmer was talking alongside Foster + Partners partner Huw Thomas at a special NLA breakfast briefing this morning, detailing the two firms’ £50 billion plans for a new Thames Hub.