Liberal Democrats promise ‘fresh start’ for Richmond, as Greens prepare to be ‘critical friends’

The new make-up of Richmond Council will be formalised at a full meeting tonight, with the Liberal Democrats resoundingly back in charge following the recent borough elections, the beaten Conservatives in opposition and the interesting prospect […]


Merton’s estate regenerations: quieter than some

Merton is one of London’s quieter boroughs, despite the two biggest parties fighting close battles for control over it for many years. Perhaps that is why the council’s recent approval of three estate demolition and rebuild […]


Sadiq Khan and the challenge of making the case for ‘good growth’

Sadiq Khan announced on Wednesday the award of £24m to 54 cultural, employment, educational and green infrastructure projects, drawing the cash from what he calls his Good Growth Fund. That label is significant. So is City Hall’s […]


Barking & Dagenham: London’s evolution at its eastern frontier

Those running the place might not welcome the reminder, but not so long ago Barking and Dagenham had a significant British National Party presence on its council and the possibility of the BNP’s then leader, Nick […]


Sadiq Khan’s ‘U-turn’ on estate demolition ballots draws scorn as well as applause

The long-awaited publication of Sadiq Khan’s good practice guide for estate regeneration – entitled Better Homes For Local People – has been greeted with delight by campaigners against estates being demolished without this first being approved by […]


Earls Court: council rejects mooted new Capco masterplan and restates call for ‘return’ of housing estates

A lot has happened since July 2013 when the then Mayor Boris Johnson praised proposals for redeveloping a big chunk of Earls Court as a “landmark project”, but most of has happened wasn’t planned. By now, a […]


Millwall & New Bermondsey: after the Dyson report, what next?

In deeming “unfounded” allegations of impropriety and more against Lewisham Council over its handling of the New Bermondsey regeneration scheme of developers Renewal, Lord Dyson wrote: “It is agreed between the key participants to the inquiry, notably the […]


Redeveloping King’s Cross: an evaluation of the story so far

London’s largest redevelopment projects inspire a wide range of views, many of them impolite. King’s Cross Central has long been the exception. Though not without its tensions over the roughly 20 years since it first started […]


Guest article: Siân Berry asks what Sadiq Khan’s London Plan could mean for housing estates

Siân Berry is a Green Party Member of the London Assembly and has twice been her party’s London Mayor candidate. She is also a Camden councillor. On London is delighted to receive this contribution from her. Sadiq […]


Haringey on course to pick Lendlease to redevelop Tottenham High Road West

Haringey Council is set to take further large step towards implementing its extensive redevelopment programme by confirming property giant Lendlease as its “preferred bidder” to transform an area opposite the new Tottenham Hotspur Football Club stadium, known as […]