A private member's bill tabled by North Southwark and Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes that would give councils more flexibility about how section 106 payments from developers can be spent has received its second reading in the House of Commons.
Developers who received planning permission for a new office building on Waterloo Road are now seeking approval for a development of student accommodation instead.
An empty unit at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre will be the setting for the Royal Court's Theatre Local project for the next year.
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