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“Around 500 towers are proposed for London. They’re not just ugly: they symbolise Britain’s greedy pandering to developers”. Article by Simon Jenkins in the Guardian.
Skyscrapers wreck cities – yet still Britain builds them
Citymetric story on Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan on housing reforms.
Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan has set out ambitious housing reforms. But can he deliver?
The regeneration magazine for the London borough of Ealing.
“Building a World of Opportunities”
Evening Standard article on Sadiq Khan’s plans to build on smaller plots adjacent to existing residential and commercial buildings.
Revealed: Sadiq Khan’s radical plans to build homes in back gardens to tackle London’s housing crisis
The Mayor of London’s official website has a page about planning applications.
What powers does the Mayor have for planning applications?
An article about the proliferation of high-rise buildings across London from the Guardian newspaper’s website.
High times: 76 tall buildings to join London’s skyline in 2019
Article about the Mayor of London’s plans to build more homes across London.
London suburbs set for housing boom as Sadiq Khan relaxes rules
An interesting read from Ealing Council’s “Central Ealing Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017 – 2026” which includes the following- “…that Central Ealing should not become a place of badly-planned high rise buildings scattered around” (Chapter 4, point 11).
Read the document here (opens as a PDF document)
What are the tallest buildings or structures in London’s boroughs?
The Londonist website provides answers here.
What’s The Tallest Building In Your Borough?
An article in the Economist (registration required to read full article) about the growth in tower block construction in London.
Britain’s tower blocks, once symbols of poverty, are now for the rich
Historic England’s Advice Note 4 concerning tall buildings, “seeks to guide people involved in planning for and designing tall buildings so that they may be delivered in a sustainable and successful way“
Read it here (opens as PDF)