Category: London Property Developments
Market trends, transactions and news stories from across the business.
Strettons and Waltham Forest Council Agree Sale of Prominent Walthamstow Development Site
Waltham Forest Council has purchased Central House, 189-203 Hoe Street, and 80-86 St Mary’s Road, a prominent development site in Walthamstow, E17.
Strettons works with Creative Land Trust on its first studio acquisition
Working with Strettons, Creative Land Trust recently exchanged contracts for the acquisition of Stone Studios in the heart of Hackney Wick from developer Telford Homes.
The Most Significant Overhaul of the Planning System Since WWII
In a speech on 30 June 2020, PM Boris Johnson set out the Government’s commitment to fuel economic recovery by removing constraints on the planning system and encouraging a national...
Brexit and property opportunities?
What opportunities might be out there for landlords and tenants after Brexit?
East London Insights - Industrial demand in London
The Mayor of London's extensive Draft New London Plan signaled his determination to 'get London building'. The ambitious housing targets and the accompanying relaxation of planning constraints and density guidelines to enable home builders to meet expectations, coupled with The Mayor's clearly and expressed commitment to protect the green belt at all costs, have been the focus of media attention.
Planning for affordability
In December 2017, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published his Draft New London Plan, a comprehensive document designed to build a city fit for the future for all Londoners and is underpinned with the concept of 'Good Growth'.
A new plan for London
The plan seeks to help re-balance the London economy, minimising the economic performance gap between different towns and boroughs, and, as in previous plans, sets out measures to tackle the capital’s housing crisis which continues to see a significant shortfall in supply relative to the growing London population.
The role of build to rent in London’s housing market
In the December edition of the NxNE newsletter in partnership with Belgrave Communications, we discuss build to rent and its effect on the London Housing Market.
Tottenham Hale: Opportunities, upcoming schemes & property demand
The ongoing development and regeneration work taking place in and around Tottenham is set to transform the area. With a supportive local council and more than £1 billion of public and private backing being invested into the borough, the area is set to benefit from 10,000 new homes and 5,000 new jobs by 2025.
Affordable housing in London
With property prices rising faster than wages, the issue of providing affordable homes in the capital is one that remains to be resolved. Lack of clarity on definitions, the range of options and the potential for schemes to be undermined by developers could weaken the good intentions of the London boroughs to meet their challenging targets of providing affordable homes in their areas.
Crossrail impact on north and northeast London
The impact of the Crossrail tunnel is surfacing as we move closer to seeing trains on the Elizabeth Line. Europe’s largest construction project is scheduled to become fully operational in December 2019, and it will have a transformative effect on London, but especially on the northeast and east London.
Residential demand in Redbridge
As we know, demand for housing across London remains high. Boroughs within our patch of north, northeast and east London are popular with those looking to get on the housing ladder or relocate to potentially larger properties further out from Central London, especially with the introduction of Crossrail making commuting more feasible.