Friday, 27 September 2013

Transport

Councils face ban on using CCTV for parking charges Local authorities will be banned from using CCTV cameras and "spy cars" to milk parking fines from motorists, under new plans from the government. Ministers will also propose giving drivers longer to return to their cars once their parking time is up, and place a duty on councils to review unnecessary yellow lines if enough residents demand it. The proposals will go out to consultation next month for six weeks, and could be in force by January, according to ministerial aides. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, said: "We want to rein in these overzealous and unfair rules on parking enforcement, so it focuses on supporting high streets and motorists, not raising money. Parking spy cameras are just one example of this and a step too far. Public confidence is strengthened in CCTV if it is used to tackle crime, not to raise money for council officers."

Source :The Daily Telegraph, Page: 1-2 Daily Express, Page: 2 Daily Mail, Page: 8 The Sun, Page: 2,

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Unite to develop 700-bedroom Wembley student scheme

Unite's plans for the site, which is currently occupied by a car park, include the construction of student housing to accommodate 700 students as well as 10,000 square feet of space for shops.
The site is located within the Wembley Park regeneration area, which also includes plans for new homes, shops and offices to be built around Wembley Stadium.
Subject to planning consent, the scheme will be developed by the London Student Accommodation Vehicle (LSAV) which is a joint venture between Unite and GIC Real Estate.
Read more about it at: http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/september/unite-to-develop-700-bedroom-wembley-student-scheme/