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DELAYS CANCELLATIONS AND WE'RE NOT TALKING TRAINS...
Brexit is delayed, a major hospital reconfiguration is cancelled and people are apparently walking away from a major London development. The theme this week seems to be that patience is generally wearing a bit thin…
CONNECTIONS, SELECTIONS, ELECTIONS
A first look at the new TfL budget and Crossrail update, progress on Enfield’s £6bn Meridian Water regeneration scheme and a new resi deal for Westfield in Stratford are but a few of this week’s big London stories covered below.
THE NUMBERS AREN'T GREAT
This week in LDN, the numbers aren’t looking too good for the Labour Party, for housing starts, for house prices or for London’s local authorities. We look at some of the stats in detail below, particularly assessing housing supply and the likely outcome of this year’s Spending Review.
THE ELUSIVE SADIQ
In an interview with the Estates Gazette this week, the Mayor offered assurances that his housing and planning policy is 'not a battle against developers'. But his apparent – and enduring – reluctance to actively engage with the sector suggests otherwise.
The approval of plans for the Olympia London exhibition centre’s redevelopment is our lead story this week, among other planning and development news. Beyond bricks and mortar, we cover the latest from TfL, the London Assembly, the Communities Secretary, and several Town Halls across the capital.