Making and Shaking – the future of town centres

With Revo 2018 underway in Manchester, the question on everyone’s lips - retailers, investors, Councils and developers alike - is the same…What is next for our high streets and non-super prime shopping centres? For retailers the high street and...

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Posted 19/09/2018

by David van der Lande

Certainty is the key to realising the potential of residential development

With delegates gathering for Property Week’s 12th Annual RESI conference there will be long and earnest discussions about what the future holds for the residential property market. The conference comes on the back of positive performance results ...

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Posted 12/09/2018

by Chris Mawdsley

Crossrail reveals wide-ranging implications for infrastructure delays

My girlfriend and I exchanged contracts on our first house last Friday. It’s in Reading. The same Reading that sits snugly at the west end of the Crossrail line. And while the section from Paddington to my future home station wasn’t due to open un...

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Posted 05/09/2018

by Tom Brooks

Promotions at Iceni Projects

Iceni Projects has today (29 August 2018) announced ten staff promotions at various levels across the business. Within this group of promotions are two recipients of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RPTI) L-APC commendation: Charlie Merry (201...

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Posted 29/08/2018

by Andrew Gale

Watch this space: In-filling London’s roofline

What if I told you that in London we could build 40,000 new homes in Zones 1 and 2 without releasing another centimetre of land? I suspect you would look at me with a mixture of awe and pity at the scale of my delusion.

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Posted 29/08/2018

by Isabelle Ward

Three new planners join Iceni’s Central London Team

Iceni Projects has today (22 August) announced three appointments to its Central London planning team. Charlotte Orrell joins as Planner, Isabelle Ward and Alice Hawkins join as Assistant Planner. Charlotte began her career as a graduate with S...

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Posted 22/08/2018

by Chris Mawdsley

Approval gained for Westpoint apartments at Partickhill Road, in Glasgow’s West End.

Members of Glasgow City Council Planning Applications Committee voted to approve the application for 63 new homes in Glasgow's West end yesterday, subject to signing of a s69 agreement. The proposed development of 63 high quality apartments wit...

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Posted 22/08/2018

by Sara Cockburn

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2 – A Review

In a piece for Housing LIN Iceni’s Jamie Sullivan reviews the revised NPPF The sequel is a watering down of the original for age friendly housing, but by seeking to get more involved more in the Local Plan process the bad review...

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Posted 15/08/2018

by Jamie Sullivan

Important changes in pre-commencement conditions not to be missed

Delivery’ is the watchword for the Government when it comes to planning and development generally, housing specifically. Mechanisms for driving delivery are the main focus throughout the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) ...

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Posted 15/08/2018

by Katie Inglis

An MHCLG insiders perspective on revising the NPPF

After what seems like endless rounds of consultation and the ever-changing face of the housing minister, the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was finally published on the 24th July. By now, I imagine, most planning cons...

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Posted 08/08/2018

by Ashleigh Cook