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The total value of the world’s forests was estimated to be $150 Trillion in a recent Boston Consulting Group report - double the value of the global stock markets – with tree’s carbon storage ability amounting to 90% of this value.
Report 1285 ARC Holding slide2
Bidwells' latest Oxford-Cambridge Arc report forecasts 20m sq ft of commercial space will be needed in the region over next two decades. With office and laboratory space demand still strong and radical planning reform promised imminently, Bidwells' latest webinar asked: what's next for the Arc's knowledge economy?
Blog Ecco 9
Reform was promised and change is very much the order of the day for this Government with the latest changes to use classes and permitted development rights. Mike Jones, Planning Partners highlights the fundamental changes to use classes which come in to force on the 1st September 2020.
Blog Permitted Development3
On Tuesday, the Government announced new legislation in a bid to boost the delivery of housing and revitalise town centres. Anthony Child, Principal Planner, explains the key changes to the General Permitted Development Order in Bidwells' latest blog.
Blog Scotland Planning3
As the pandemic continues to affect our everyday lives, planning legislation has had to adapt quickly to ensure the built environment is fit for purpose. Corinne MacDougall from our Scotland planning team outlines the latest updates north of the Border.
Blog sheep and solar2
Among all the recent tragedy, gloom and despondency, there are still stories which give us all a welcome uplift and hope for the future. Energy and Renewables Partner, Nicola Beaumont, explains why solar farms should be part of the solution in Scotland's commitment to carbon net zero by 2045.
Report Residential Rental Market Report2
Along with the rest of the country, day-to-day life in Cambridge remains overshadowed by the COVID-19 crisis. Unlike many other locations however, the level of business activity, particularly on the city’s science parks and quarters, remains intense as the pandemic response draws upon Cambridge’s expertise and unique scientific and technical facilities.
Report Future of Resi Dev2
We have hosted a webinar series discussing The Future of Residential Development
Blog HAste not speed2
With the Prime Minister promising the most radical reform of the planning system since WW2, Planning Partner Mike Jones asks if we need more haste and less speed.
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