Legislation to underwrite borrowing for infrastructure and private sector rented housing, plus a new “shop window” for public sector surplus land, are included in a package of measures announced to boost economic development.
Any plans to remove planning obligations from developers to encourage private sector rented housing must ensure necessary infrastructure, according to London local authorities.
The Government Property Unit’s plans to create a centralised property department within Whitehall was scuppered partly through resistance from the Treasury, according to a new investigation.
The amount of surplus government land saw a net rise of 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of the year, according to figures released by the Government.
The Greater London Authority is pushing ahead with plans to open up nine wharves on the Thames to development by removing planning restrictions.
NHS Property Services Limited has appointed a new regional director for London.
Sitematch London has been shortlisted for the Regeneration & Renewal annual awards, which celebrates the best regeneration projects in the UK.
The Greater London Authority's land and property unit has agreed to take a reduced fee from a housebuilder for one of its sites in order to stop Transport for London scuppering the plan.
More councils have added details of development sites in their boroughs to Sitematch London over the past month.
Sitematch London has added 36 sites owned by national government departments to the site.