Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan – some early exciting bits

Sadiq Khan unveiled the draft of his new London Plan yesterday, choosing the vast Barking Riverside development site as a setting. This was apt: the evolving 10,800 home settlement known affectionately among those assembling it […]


Alan Strickland vows to secure Haringey development joint venture plan for ‘long term’

One of the key councillors behind Labour-run Haringey’s plans to form a joint venture company with a major property firm has pledged to continue “building on its foundations” in the months before May’s borough elections, […]


Millwall and New Bermondsey: independent report finds claims of impropriety against Lewisham Council ‘unfounded’

Allegations of impropriety against Lewisham Council over its handling of a major redevelopment project in the vicinity of Millwall Football Club have been rejected as “unfounded” by a former senior judge brought in to conduct an independent […]


Autumn budget 2017: cold comforts for London

Not everyone battered Wednesday’s budget as heartily as Sadiq Khan, who denounced chancellor Philip Hammond’s effort as “the most anti-London in a generation” and described his spending plans as showing “contempt for Londoners”. But quite a […]


Estate regeneration: how do you do it right?

The redevelopment of council-owned housing estates is perhaps the most polarising political issue in the capital. This has been so for a while, but the intensifying focus on housing costs and “affordable” supply has sharpened oppositions […]


Guest article: London can still learn from the Abercrombie Plan

This is the first article for On London by Chris Paddock, director of the economic development consultancy Regeneris. Given that it fell on the first anniversary of the European Union Referendum, it is unsurprising that […]


Momentum-backed candidates make further gains in Labour Haringey selection votes

The future of Haringey Council’s ambitious redevelopment plans for the borough appears uncertain following a string of successes for the Momentum wing of the Labour Party and its allies in their campaign to deselect sitting councillors […]