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TfL pulls sale of Limmo site from property framework

Transport for London has pulled the sale of the 1,500 home Limmo Peninsula site in east London from its Property Partnerships Framework.

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Apsley and Galliard to build Timber Yard in Birmingham 

Apsley House Capital and Galliard Homes have received consent for 379 homes at the Timber Yard development in Birmingham’s Southside

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New Monaco in Birmingham to go ahead

MCR Property Group has received planning permission for its 1,009-home scheme on the site of Birmingham’s Monaco House complex

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Govt launches Right to Buy pilot for housing association tenants

£200m has been allocated to discount the homes for sale to tenants in the West Midlands.

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Grainger hires LaSalle IM fund manager 

Grainger has appointed LaSalle Investment Management fund manager Tom Henry as national acquisitions director. 

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Drum plans distillery at Glasgow’s Pacific Quay

Drum Property Group has submitted £30m plans for the first phases of Glasgow’s Pacific Quay on the city’s waterfront that include a £10m whiskey distillery. 

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OakNorth lends £40.2m to Select for 356 homes in Manchester

Select will use the finance on two towers.

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The new London Development Panel: who’s in and who’s out?

The GLA has launched its second iteration of the London Development Panel with 29 new developers

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16 key points from the social housing green paper

The government’s newly released Social Housing green paper aims to “rebalance the relationship between landlords and residents, tackle stigma and ensure social housing can act as a stable base and support social mobility”. What are the key takeaways?

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Mace wins consent for Sheffield resi scheme

Sheffield City Council has approved Mace’s plans for the development of 247 homes and 658 student beds on Hoyle Street in Sheffield city centre.

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Round Hill Capital opens Dublin office with €1bn housing capital

Round Hill Capital has launched a new office in Dublin and has appointed John Vaudin as its managing director for Ireland.

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OakNorth lends £40.2m to Select for Manchester schemes

Select will use the finance on two towers totalling 356 homes

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Historic England attacks British Land’s Canada Water plans

British Land’s £3bn-plus plans for Canada Water, SE16, have come under fire from Historic England over their likely adverse effect on London’s skyline and heritage assets

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Cording launches £400m UK PRS fund

Cording Real Estate Group has launched a £400m open-ended fund to invest in the UK private rented sector on behalf of continental European investors.

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Khan calls in refused Greenwich schemes

Two schemes in Greenwich, with more than 1,000 homes combined, have been “called in” by the mayor of London after they were refused consent at planning committee last month.

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Tenants to ‘hold landlords to account’ under new social housing proposals

The government has published a social housing Green Paper today that seeks to “rebalance the relationship between residents and landlords”.

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Labour councils thwart Pocket plans in Greenwich and Haringey

Labour councils in Greenwich and Haringey have called in projects submitted by microflat developer Pocket Living

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New intensification rules persuade developers back to the drawing board

COMMENT: Last month, Waterside Places, a joint venture between Muse and the Canal & Rivers Trust submitted revised plans for its Brentford Lock West scheme.

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Masterplan submitted for England’s largest brownfield site

A planning application for one of the largest city centre brownfield sites in England has been submitted for approval.

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