Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

What the papers say - FINANCIAL TIMES


Battersea Power Station has been sold for 40 times what its last owner paid for it even though it is still derelict and undeveloped. Victor Hwang's Oriental Property company has sold the London landmark for £400M to Irish developers Johnny Ryan and Richard Barret.

NASA plans to build a radio telescope on the moon as part of its planned 2018 lunar mission.

A report for the Treasury into land use planning is expected to say Britain has twice as much land protected from development as other industrial countries despite having one of the highest densities of population. The report will urge reforms to the planning systems to smooth the path for big projects.

The Chancellor's pre-budget report will claim that the government has achieved £13.3bn efficiency savings through civil service job cuts and better procurement.

The claims of big savings following the Gershon Review are likely to spark debate.

Local authorities could be allowed to seize control of bus services under plans being considered by the government to reverse the decline in bus use outside London.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.