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Every year, World Town Planning Day brings together planners and communities to celebrate how we shape our world and make it a place where we want to live, work and play together. Members of the Planning division are joining the celebrations this year as they celebrate its 70th year!
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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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A year after submission, last week Plan:MK was adopted as the strategic Local Plan document to shape growth of the borough to 2031. Planning Associate, Mark Harris gives his insight into what is next for Milton Keynes.
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Plan:MK was adopted on the 20th March as the strategic Local Plan document to shape growth of the borough for a minimum of 26,500 homes, almost a year after submission. Planning Partner, Mike Jones explains the key areas of the plan.
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EIA screening determines whether a project is or is not an EIA development. The screening process has evolved over recent years and become increasingly complex. There is one opportunity to get it right.
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Bidwells discusses what is overage and the concept of overage agreements in property transactions.
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In 2017 the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published its recommendations for achieving the economic potential of the Oxbridge Growth Corridor. We believe the economic outcomes delivered by the investment and strategic approach may be greater than anticipated.
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The Oxbridge Growth Corridor is now a national priority. Linking the highly successful knowledge-based economies of Cambridge and Oxford is a government strategy (NIC 2017) to drive economic growth across this region by policy proposals focussing on transport (road and rail) and 1 million new homes by 2050.
Report Rural Field
Recently proposed changes to Planning Policy could create exciting development opportunities for landowners with land adjacent to existing settlements.
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