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Sadiq Khan says: Put people first in planning

He’s right to say it’s up to national government to mend our broken planning system, but local governments could make a start by working with local community groups, rather than against them and at least uphold their own planning policies … Continue reading

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Luxury high rise flats struggling to sell

Are we going to end up with a bunch of half built posh ghost towers? (With a special mention of Nine Elms). https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/14/construction-of-central-london-new-build-flats-fell-by-a-quarter-in-2017 Moneyweek property investment advice: Don’t! https://moneyweek.com/londons-luxury-new-build-property-are-in-big-trouble?utm_campaign=money-morning-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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Architects Journal: London tall buildings disregard quality of life

Monday 2 July 2018 https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/draft-london-plans-high-rise-policy-disregards-quality-of-life-warn-architects/10032682.article?blocktitle=news&contentID=19086 Leading architects have warned that the Draft London Plan’s policies on tall buildings lack vital requirements to safeguard the quality of life for residents During a session of the Greater London Assembly’s planning committee this … Continue reading

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Lambeth’s tall buildings strategy vindicated by LSE research?

An article by Dave Hill http://www.onlondon.co.uk/who-is-living-in-the-nine-elms-homes/  based on research by the LSE  seems to vindicate Lambeth’s tall luxury buildings strategy – however, it’s conclusions merely indicate that a lot of buy-to-let activity is taking place, and there is a limit … Continue reading

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ Patrick Schumacher’s vision for the future

This is the man heading the company that proposes to give Vauxhall a ‘new heart’, replacing the bus station with two massive glass towers. https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-observer1702/20180429/282308205717857 https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/jan/17/architect-patrik-schumacher-depicted-fascist-zaha-hadid

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Dubai on Thames 2016 – 2018

St George Wharf Tower is more like a hotel … “There are not many families here,” the employee said. “You won’t find many children between the ages of five and 20. There are students in their 20s, many from Asia.” … Continue reading

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Anger over ghost towers in London

 “South of the river, 1,689 luxury homes are being built in the Battersea, Clapham and Wandsworth area on top of the dozens of towers already constructed in the Nine Elms development near Battersea power station.” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/04/anger-over-glut-of-posh-ghost-towers-london?platform=hootsuite

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