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London Office Tower Given The Go Ahead

by Paul Addison on August 28, 2018 No comments

At 100 Leadenhall, a new skyscraper, Cheesegrater 2, has been granted planning permission by The City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation.

The building, set to include 56 storeys and reach 264.4 metres, will be constructed by Lai Sun Development Company. It is also set to be the third-tallest building in the Square Mile.

Already existing developments at 100, 106 and 107 Leadenhall Street will be demolished for the project.

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Khan Allegedly Ignoring Land For 27,000 homes

by Paul Addison on January 5, 2018 No comments

Per Andrew Boff, London Assembly member, new guidelines in Sadiq Khan’s London Plan has led to Hundreds of hectares of land designated in Housing Zones being disregarded for housing.

Stricter regulation on Strategic Industrial Land are included in the draft London Plan that was published in November.

Due to this, if the sites are to be used for housing, councils will now have to offer “like-for-like” replacements.

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Making London a National Park City?

by Paul Addison on August 24, 2017 No comments

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has released his plans to turn London into the world’s first National Park City.

He will be using planning measures to help him achieve it.

The aim of the mayor is to turn London into one of the greenest cities on earth.

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Lords approve final amendments and pass the Neighbourhood Planning bill

by Paul Addison on March 27, 2017 No comments

In the House of Lords, the Neighbourhood Planning Bill has undergone its third reading with members approving an amendment that obliges examiners to give information to/meetings with neighbourhood planning groups.

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (the parliamentary under-secretary of state, Department for Communities and Local Government and Wales Office) conveyed amendment 1.

It was said by Bourne that within regulations for the amendment, the secretary of state, is permitted to explain the procedure an examiner of a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order must follow.

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Financial plan assigned for transport funding

by Paul Addison on March 20, 2017 No comments

Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, has acknowledged the traffic hotspots, that are to obtain a share of the founding worth £220 million announced in the Budget.

The government have said that the plan for the scheme is to do the following for motorists:

  • reduce congestion,
  • reduce journey times for motorists,
  • improve safety.
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New Guidance Published Amid Soaring Skyscraper Applications

by Paul Addison on December 18, 2015 No comments

Historic England has published revised guidance on the impact of tall buildings amid a surge in applications for new skyscrapers. London is at the heart of this dash to reach for the skies, but big schemes are stacking up next to Georgian and Victorian estates that have conservationists and communities worried.

The Government’s statutory advisor on heritage issues said tall buildings should make a positive contribution to city life but warned they can also seriously harm places.

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£150,000 for mud and no permission in Bloomsbury

by DevAssist Team on November 13, 2015 No comments

If proof were ever needed of the ongoing demand for basement space in London, this month, the amount of cash paid smashed all expectations, after a developer signed over a staggering six-figure sum for the mud underneath an existing block of flats.

The ground underneath a London mansion block was sold for £150,000 at auction as an ‘unexcavated basement’. It has no planning permission and it is believed to be the first time that such a deal has been struck where the developer must work around – or rather below – existing homes.

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London – Basement risk

by DevAssist Team on March 4, 2015 No comments

DevAssist do huge amounts of work in London. In the high value areas one of the most common risks we uncover are basement extensions. Sometimes referred to as Iceberg homes these amazing feats on engineering are great for the end users.

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