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Robin Hood Gardens estate to be demolished

Robin Hood Gardens estate to be demolished

Plans to demolish the Robin Hood Gardens housing estate in Poplar were approved by Tower Hamlets Council at a meeting of its Strategic Development Committee yesterday.…

Mortgage scheme launched in Lewisham

Mortgage scheme launched in Lewisham

Prime Minister David Cameron visited Lewisham today to launch a new government scheme to encourage house buyers.…

Council puts Watts Grove Depot out for tender

Council puts Watts Grove Depot out for tender

Tower Hamlets council is exploring a possible regeneration of Watts Grove Depot in Bow.…

Woodberry Down: bright future, visible social divide

Woodberry Down: bright future, visible social divide

On Hackney’s Woodberry Down estate, old grey Soviet style blocks mix with the brown brickwork characteristic of post-war council housing. But on the west side of Woodberry Grove, three bedroom flats are sold for £700k.…

Housing development levy proposed

Housing development levy proposed

Croydon Council have proposed a new development levy of £120 per square metre on all housing developments larger than 100 square metres, and all new constructions smaller than the average three-bedroom house outside the town centre.…

Housing scheme launch exposes desperate need

Housing scheme launch exposes desperate need

Nine long-term empty flats in Tower Hamlets are now being used as short-term lets for people in need of housing following a project run by the Phoenix Community Co-operative and Poplar HARCA.…

Locals voice opinion on tower block [VIDEO]

Locals voice opinion on tower block [VIDEO]

This week EastLondonLines reported on proposals for an 18-storey tower block on Kingsland High Street. We visited the area to find out what people who live and work in the area think of the planning application and what they see as the impact it will have on the area.…

Last chance for locals to oppose 18-storey tower

Last chance for locals to oppose 18-storey tower

Local residents have a week to make comments about a proposed application for planning permission for an 18-story residential tower on Kingsland High Street, next to Dalston Kingsland overground station.…

Cooperative to reuse empty homes

Cooperative to reuse empty homes

A housing association in Bow is to bring long-term empty homes back into use for people in urgent need of housing.…

Tower Hamlets and Lewisham secure awards for urban planning and design

Tower Hamlets and Lewisham secure awards for urban planning and design

East London has once again been recognised for its contribution to making London a great place to live in, after scooping two awards in Tower Hamlets and Lewisham at the ninth annual London Planning Awards. St Paul’s Way Trust School in Tower Hamlets and the Margaret McMillan Park in Lewisham…