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Plan:MK - What's next for Milton Keynes?

A year after submission, last week Plan:MK was adopted as the strategic Local Plan document to shape growth of the borough to 2031.
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Oxford-Cambridge Arc agenda shaping up

Recent announcements are now shaping the agenda for the Oxford - Cambridge Arc following the Spring Statement in March and joint ambition declaration of government and local partners.
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EIA Screening: 90% Success Rate

EIA screening determines whether a project is or is not an EIA development.
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Growth Corridor’s leading voices pack out inaugural Bidwells conference

Bidwells teamed up with the two leading land and property industry titles, EG and Farmers Weekly, to bring the investment and development community together to asses and review the opportunities and challenges ahead for the Oxford to Cambridge Growth Corridor.



Insights and Research

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Our View on High Street Retail Summer 2019

Bidwells has released its High Street Retail research paper, Summer 2019. While the Oxford Cambridge Arc has inevitably felt the impact of the retail slowdown, with average prime rents down 22% since 2016, retailer strategies of focusing on prime locations in target towns has cushioned markets to an extent.
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Our View on Out of Town Retail Summer 2019

Bidwells has released its Out-of-town Retail research paper, Summer 2019. While take up across the Bidwells’ market area was robust in H1 2019, it has been a difficult period for the retail park market generally. Availability across the region has more than doubled over the last 18 months to over 0.5m sq ft with an average availability rate rising to 8.5%.
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Our View on Industrial Summer 2019

Bidwells launches its latest Our View on Industrial research. Industrial supply has struggled to keep pace with demand across the Bidwells’ market area. Following Amazon taking the lease on Altitude at Magna Park, the largest spec built logistics unit in the UK, demand for ‘big box’ space remains above trend.


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