My practice Autor Architecture operates in both the UK and Germany. Over the past 14 years we have specialised exclusively in residential living in high-density urban environments, with projects in planning both in London and Berlin. This provides insights into both systems.

We are currently pursuing an appeal with a UK scheme that was recommended for approval by the planning department, shortlisted for a housing award for preserving existing local heritage and vigorously defended by the head of planning at committee.
Despite all this, newly elected councillors refused the scheme based on their own personal or political judgments. As a result, the local planning department must now defend the decision of their committee members and recommend their once-supported scheme for dismissal at the planning inquiry.

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