The Bishopsgate Goodsyard development in east London was put on hold last month when the city’s departing mayor Boris Johnson deferred a public hearing on the planning application. The decision now falls at the feet of Sadiq Khan, in what could set a precedent for the new mayor’s planning policy
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FROM THE EDITOR
The Bishopsgate Goodsyard site is an unpromising advert for London’s supposedly vibrant development pipeline
The government’s pledge to create 200,000 starter homes by 2020 is ambitious, and must be paired with clear regulation from the off to avoid confusion and delays
The government is preparing to appoint a small business commissioner to provide advice and consider complaints on payment issues. But how much power will they really have?
How can we build new homes without increasing the flood risk of existing communities further downstream?
Construction should look at a more circular approach to reduce the amount of waste it generates