While the pandemic is taking centre stage again this year, we mustn’t allow ourselves to become complacent about climate change. One way you can improve your impact upon the environment is through your home.
Our new office has been built to exceed regulation standards in energy efficiency and sustainability. Here are some tips on helping you go green with your home.
As the 12-month transition period for Brexit passed on 31 December, and the UK managed to avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, what does a new trade agreement look like for the farming business? Ian Ashbridge, Partner in Agriculture and Environment explains what impact the new deal has on the agriculture industry.
Does your school building project seem to be dragging on? Are you having meetings about meetings, and not seeing any progress? Tom Sampson, Partner at Bidwells, suggests perhaps it’s time to crack the whip on your project team. Here’s his five top tips on what you should be demanding from your project manager.
The biggest surprises in the Government’s Path to Sustainable Farming were the scale and speed of cuts to the Basic Payment Scheme, or Direct Payments as they are commonly referred to in the Agricultural Transition Plan (ATP). Ian Ashbridge, Agriculture and Environment Partner at Bidwells, shares his insight on what these cuts mean for farming businesses and sustainability.
As the biggest changes to farming for a generation are revealed in The Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024, Bidwells offers further context and analysis to help farmers and landowners prepare to adapt for the future.
The Government’s Spending Review announcement of £4 million to help deliver an Oxford-Cambridge Arc-wide spatial strategy, alongside four development corporations, will keep the Arc project afloat, but it’s just a drop in the ocean, according to Bidwells’ head of planning Mike Derbyshire.
Lockdown has led us to look more closely at our local environment and in April and May, we were all rather more bound to making our way on foot or bicycle. Chris Surfleet, Head of Heritage, explains what this rare attention to our surroundings means for the heritage world , particularly relating to two normally exceptional areas of planning: spotlisting and its nemesis, Certificates of Immunity (COI).
Another announcement from the Government on new Class E uses, deals another blow to the Hospitality, Retail and Leisure sector. Jonathan Phillips, Planning Partner, explains the latest permitted development right and what that means to town centres as we know it.
Bidwells' Alison Wright and Jonathan Bainbridge reflect on the priorities and commitments set out in this week’s Spending Review and long-awaited National Infrastructure Strategy, and highlight what they mean for the planning and development sector.