24 Feb 2017

Neighbourhood planning taking off

Neighbourhood planning has made great strides in the five years since it was brought into being via the Localism Act. But London needs to up its game in this growing area to take more advantage of the ‘richness’, knowledge and empathy of local people.

23 Feb 2017

Barking and Dagenham goes for growth

Barking & Dagenham set out its stall as London’s ‘biggest growth borough’ yesterday with plans to build 50,000 new homes and improved transport connections to the east London region.

17 Feb 2017

Planning ‘needs a digital upgrade’

The UK’s planning system is not ‘broken’ but is in need of an upgrade that may come about through moves towards greater digitization.

15 Feb 2017

London told: get creative; build more multi-level and mixed-use schools

London should get creative and look to develop more schools in high rises and alongside other complementary uses.

30 Jan 2017

Review the Green Belt, Sadiq Khan told

Mayor Sadiq Khan should carry out a review of the Green Belt according to a poll of built environment professionals, community groups and the public attending The Big Debate at Friends House in Euston on Monday night.

28 Jan 2017

The future is orbital says NLA Debate at the London Transport Museum

In the London Transport Museum’s Transportorium, located between a big red bus and a Hackney cab, NLA debated the future of the capital’s transport network at the “late debate” last week.

27 Jan 2017

London’s best home extensions and improvements revealed

The Sunken Bath Project by Studio 304 Architecture was crowned overall winner at New London Architecture’s (NLA) ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ 2017 awards ceremony last night.

23 Jan 2017

The battle for cleaner air in London

London mayor Sadiq Khan is ‘absolutely committed to tackling air pollution’ in the capital - but the city could take a leaf out of Paris’ book with its radical plans implemented quickly across the region.

17 Jan 2017

MPs hear visions for London’ future

The APPG on London’s Planning and the Built Environment met at the Houses of Parliament this week to hear visions for the capital’s future - and debate how we could get there.

22 Dec 2016

A message from Peter Murray

The one thing we can be certain of in 2017 is that uncertainty will continue as Article 50 is triggered and negotiations with Brussels begin in earnest.