A High Court judge has questioned the lawfulness of Hackney Council's planning policy, calling it "absolutely extraordinary and utterly unrealistic".

Plans to build a temporary primary school in BSix's carpark and sports hall could result in "poor quality buildings not befitting a modern education", the Hackney Society has warned.

A former chocolate factory in a Shoreditch conservation area will be totally hidden from view if developers get their way and build a five-storey hotel three metres away.

Tesco in Kingsland High Street is set to be demolished to make way for a six-storey high-end boutique hotel.

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