Luke Major looks at the newest revision of the National Planning Policy Framework and how it will impact the development industry.
Cascade is delighted to have helped secure three planning approvals at Wandsworth's Planning Applications Committee last night for our clients: the Royal College of Art (RCA), STEP and South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and Optivo.
To borrow from Donald Rumsfeld, one of the “known knowns” post the local elections in May was that London politics was about to become an amplified battleground for Labour politics, regardless of how the results had gone on May 3rd. Mark Walker explores the implications of Labour Council Leaders being elected by local Labour members, instead of the current elected Labour groups on the council as it is now.
Stephen Goodall provides an update on the Letwin Report. An excess of “relatively homogeneous” new-build homes has reduced market demand, weakening supply from house builders, concludes Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP in his draft analysis of build out rates.
Today, after 2,000 plus responses, Sadiq Khan has published his housing strategy for London. Has anything changed since the draft was published in September last year and who is the publication really for? Chris Rumsey provides insight on behalf of Cascade Communications
How have the local elections results impacted on the Mayor’s relationship with the boroughs, especially the Labour ones? Christian Cosby from Cascade discusses the impact.
Cascade is delighted to have supported London Square in securing planning approval for Phase 1B of their exciting development in the centre of Staines and are proud to have been shortlisted for our work on the Old Southwark Fire Station as the CIPR Planning Campaign of the Year.
As the dust starts to settle on another set of elections, we wanted to bring you up to date on the results and what’s been learnt so far.
As the build up to the London elections continues and party manifestos are being announced, Chris Rumsey discusses how the elections in May are already affecting the expectation around community engagement and pre-application consultation.
In normal times the once safe Conservative borough of Redbridge would be a key target for the party to win back, however the political wind hasn’t changed direction. Instead the Tories are focusing their time and energy to keep hold of the council seats they still have.