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Click above for what became the consented plan, plus Transport page.

2013-01-17

Redevelopment at stations (apparently "Hubs of Style and Activity". Cricklewood Station isn't.)


Link to Evening Standard

"St Pancras and King’s Cross led the way, showing homebuyers how the areas around London’s major train terminals could be transformed. Now the Shard, the awesome skyscraper built on the forecourt of London Bridge station, is set to entice buyers to an area that is in for a staggering £6 billion makeover. [Hammerson's £4.5-billion at Brent Cross? Pah! Chicken-feed!]

"Much-anticipated new Crossrail stations at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon and Liverpool Street are bringing the first-ever 'over-site' developments — homes and offices which are built above or alongside stations. [Apart from many other examples from the last hundred years.]

"Dalston Junction, a new station on the East London Overground line, which incorporates 500 flats, a library, shops, cafés and public square, has become a new town centre and one of the capital’s trendiest spots."



"Boris backs Labour in
'council houses for life' row"

"A London council has rebelled against David Cameron’s drive
to end the practice of offering council homes for life
 — and has been backed by Mayor Boris Johnson.

"Labour-led Camden council believes forcing tenants to move on
after a few years will disrupt schooling and break up local communities.
It has decided to reject the power — granted to all local authorities
under the controversial Localism Act of 2011 — to offer
only short-term stays in council homes."


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