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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.
Café Du Cycliste open first UK store
Strettons advises on deal which sees chic cycling brand secure premier Artillery Lane location.
Olympic Legacy and Stratford’s Transformation
Many areas of London have undergone significant change over the last decade, and one golden example is Stratford. London made a prime candidate for the games due to its redevelopment potential and legacy the Olympics would leave.
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.