London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan

London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan
Mark Moran

A plan to turn London into a National Park City has been unveiled by mayor Sadiq Khan. Thousands more trees will be planted, community green spaces improved and... continue

14 Aug 2017RUDI News
Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter

Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter
Mark Moran

The Local Government Association (LGA) calling on the government to launch an urgent... continue

19 Jul 2017RUDI News

Blackburn named best high street in Britain
Mark Moran

Blackburn in Lancashire has won the top prize at the annual Great British High Street Awards. The competition, now in its third year, attracted over 900 entries from villages, market towns and larger towns across the UK. The competition recognises work done to promote city locations, town centres,... continue

13 Dec 2016RUDI News
Densification of large estates could add up to 160,000 homes across London over 20 years

Densification of large estates could add up to 160,000 homes across London over 20 years

The latest report from the Centre for London seeks to understand the potential for estate densification by analysing the density of London’s existing estates, their capacity for densification and the factors affecting the viability of estate densification projects. With the Mayor and central government opposed to building on the green belt and... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News
Lincolnshire Lakes new motorway junction to unlock new development: where is the TOD?

Lincolnshire Lakes new motorway junction to unlock new development: where is the TOD?

The M181 Lincolnshire Lakes project will allow more than 6,000 new homes to be built and up to 4,000 jobs to be created by 2028, with up to 1,500 homes and 1,500 jobs predicted to be delivered by 2021. The scheme has been made possible by Government investment to improve the nearby M181 to serve the development.  However, many... continue

3 Aug 2016RUDI News
Impacts of neighbourhood plan system 'mixed' with plans 'frustrating' development

Impacts of neighbourhood plan system 'mixed' with plans 'frustrating' development

New research highlights that Communities Secretary Greg Clark has approved 2,530 new homes in neighbourhood plan areas using his recovery powers. This analysis, by planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP), showed that over that period some 545 homes were dismissed by the SoS because of a conflict... continue

11 Jul 2016RUDI News
Street trials funded in London to explore creative use of limited street space

Street trials funded in London to explore creative use of limited street space

Last year, Transport for London (TfL) announced its intention to invest in 'bright ideas to radically improve London's streets' as part of Future Streets Incubator Fund. From temporary public plazas to new street layouts, technology and infrastructure, the fund was aimed at testing out innovative low-cost... continue

18 Feb 2016RUDI News

Building garden cities across parts of England will not solve the housing crisis, says peer
Juliana ORourke

Building garden cities across parts of England will not solve the housing crisis, according to the Coalition’s Liberal Democrat planning adviser. Building garden cities across parts of England will not solve the housing crisis, according a Government planning adviser. Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, a... continue

27 Jan 2014RUDI News

Growth Review 'reaffirms' commitment to zero carbon in Code for Sustainable Homes and Building Regulations
Juliana ORourke

The latest government Growth Review has 'reaffirmed our commitment to zero carbon' says Housing Minister Grant Shapps in a new written statement as the new carbon budget is announced. 'We need to deliver carbon savings in order to meet the Carbon Budgets to which we are committed, and this means... continue

18 May 2011RUDI News

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