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.
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.
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.
2020 will be remembered in history for many reasons. The completion of the protracted Brexit withdrawal negotiations first quarter was shortly followed by the arrival of COVID-19 with all the heartbreak and economic trauma that came in its wake.
There’s a growing recognition and desire for a low-carbon 'green recovery' as we emerge from crisis. But Partner in Forestry, Andy Turnbull, asks if a new way of valuing forests could be the real catalyst for a step change in UK woodland creation?
The digitisation of the planning process is an opportunity to engage with groups historically excluded from planning - the disabled, ethnic minorities and the young – as well those who might wish to move in to an area, says Senior Planner Suzi Green.