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Levelling up the future of planning

Nicole Roe, director at planning consultancy Eden, discusses how the planning reforms are playing out in parliament and the importance of community-led placemaking at the heart of regeneration.
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United Living bags £55m build to rent scheme in Cardiff

United Living New Homes has been appointed by Angelo Gordon and Ridgeback to deliver new homes at its Dumballs Road development in Cardiff.
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Plans for Countryside to build over 350 new homes in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has appointed Countryside to build over 350 homes, 108 of which will be new council homes for affordable rent, subject to planning permission.
ID Manchester,

Bruntwood SciTech to partner on £1.5bn ID Manchester scheme

The University of Manchester has announced Bruntwood SciTech as its preferred bidder to deliver the new £1.5bn innovation district – ID Manchester.
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Willmott Dixon to deliver £16m entertainment scheme in Bridgwater

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Sedgemoor District Council to build Northgate Yard, a mixed-use regeneration project, for dining and entertainment in Bridgwater town centre, Somerset.
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Homes England prepares to launch new dynamic purchasing system

Housebuilders will soon find it easier than ever to access Homes England land, following an overhaul of its approach to land disposals.
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Legal & General appoints new head of sustainability 

Legal & General Capital (LGC) has appointed John Alker, former UKGBC director of policy, as its new head of sustainability.
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Creating places that work for everyone in a post-Covid world

Places for People group chief executive David Cowans talks more about the future of developing neighbourhoods and the considerations that need to be made in a post-Covid world.
Northwick Park Hospital

Green light for 1,600 new homes at Northwick Park Hospital

Network Homes has received planning permission for the next stage of a major development at Northwick Park Hospital in Northwest London.

Plans underway for the North Walsham high street

North Norfolk District Council has appointed Influence to the townscaping element of the North Walsham high street heritage action zone project, along with partners.
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£130m mixed-use scheme in Digbeth gains approval

Designed by Darling Associates, Eutopia Homes’ plans will see 480 new homes, a hotel and commercial space developed in Birmingham city centre.
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ENGIE and Equitix win University of Birmingham contract

ENGIE and Equitix have secured a contract with the University of Birmingham to transform Pritchatts Park student accommodation village into a state-of-the-art low carbon campus.
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Lovell and Abri to build £120m housing scheme in Weymouth

Lovell Southern, part of the £3bn Morgan Sindall Group, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Abri to build 500 homes as an urban extension.
Burgess Hill, Northern Arc

Protecting biodiversity and archaeology at Northern Arc site

The Northern Arc scheme in Burgess Hill, Mid Sussex is a 200-hectare strategic 3,500 home development being delivered by Homes England.
Rugeley Power Station,

ENGIE’s Rugeley sustainable school masterplan gets funding

ENGIE’s plans for the redevelopment of the former Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire, have been given a major boost.

ENGIE appointed to build £17m Gorton Lane scheme

One Manchester has selected ENGIE to transform disused land in Manchester into a modern development of 109 low carbon homes, located over two sites on Gorton Lane.
Island Quarter

Plans in for major phase of Nottingham’s Island Quarter

Plans have been submitted for the first phase of the £650m Island Quarter development in Nottingham.
St Ann’s, community-led housing

Sadiq Khan partners with Catalyst to build 900-home scheme at St...

London mayor Sadiq Khan has partnered with Catalyst Housing to build more than 900 new homes on St Ann’s Hospital site in Tottenham.
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Countryside and Places for People to deliver up to 10,000 homes

Countryside and Places for People have agreed on a national framework to accelerate live and future projects through the delivery of mixed-tenure developments.
Baerbel Schuett, Wates,

Wates Residential appoints new development director

Baerbel Schuett has been appointed as Wates Residential’s new development director, with immediate effect.
Productive Placemaking

Productive Placemaking: Place, planning and productivity

Bob Blackman MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Building Communities, discusses its latest report, Productive Placemaking.
The Island Quarter,

Sir Robert McAlpine wins £9m build at Nottingham’s Island Quarter

Sir Robert McAlpine has been appointed as the main contractor to deliver phase one of the £650m redevelopment of The Island Quarter in Nottingham.

Covid-19: Can we build our way out of this (Part 2)?

Following Boris Johnson’s call to “build, build, build” to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, David Edwards of Place-Make examines reaction to the Prime Minister’s speech and asks if it will deliver sustainable, community-led results.
Community Infrastructure Levy,

Community Infrastructure Levy regime: What do developers need to know?

Julia Berry, planning specialist at Reed Smith, discusses the Community Infrastructure Levy regime in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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McLaren launches new residential development business

McLaren has launched a new residential development business, focusing on mixed-use schemes and placemaking in the UK.
Stevenage town centre regeneration,

Stevenage town centre regeneration takes step forward

Mace has submitted a major planning application to regenerate Stevenage town centre, following several months of consultation with local people and businesses.