COVID-19, Climate Change, Net Zero Emissions … the Scottish planning system is responding to an influx of issues as well as updating other elements of the planning system such as public consultation. We are delighted to share Bidwells’ September Planning Update which aims to keep you updated on these current consultations and associated timescales.
As the tech sector and associated businesses rise to the pressures and opportunity presented by the new reality of COVID-19, there was, inevitably, going to be a real world impact of the virtual change. This has been exemplified in the Milton Keynes office market. Read our blog to find out more.
Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes have taken a central role in the fight against COVID-19, with science and tech a key driver of this continued activity. Read our blog discussing business activity across the Arc, the future science and tech hotspots, and the importance of collaboration in our knowledge economies.
The pandemic inevitably had an immediate impact on the London office market, as requirements were placed on hold. But, having entered the crisis from a robust position, the West End market has the capacity to work through the longer term implications of the ‘new normal’.
The Milton Keynes office market saw take up return to trend levels during H1 despite the pandemic disruption. SME activity has remained strong and those businesses seeking larger floorplates face a challenge with the supply of Grade A space standing at a 15 year low.
The current Local Government structure in Hertfordshire comprising the County Council and ten district and borough Councils, which has been in place since local government reorganisation in 1974, is set for change.