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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.
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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.
Report Irrigation2
Nearly two and a half years since its introduction, the Agriculture Bill has now passed into law on 11 November 2020. Agribusiness Partner, Ian Ashbridge, looks at what the act means now, and in the future, for British farmers and contractors.
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Despite the challenging and distressing times in which we now live, the housing market appears to be shrugging off the uncertainty and moving ahead at pace. But homebuyers have new aspirations - can the housing market meet them?
Blog High street london2
Following the High Court's ruling of a legal challenge against the changes to the Use Class Order and General Permitted Development Order, Jonathan Phillips, Planning Partner, gives his view on the impact of the regulation changes on one of the hardest hit industries during the pandemic and how these are already demonstrating a change in the high street landscape.
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The High Court has handed its ruling in the recent legal challenge against the changes to the Use Class Order and General Permitted Development Order. Emma Thompson, Principal Planner, explains the key reasons for the ruling and what it means for the Government's regulation changes.
Blog Cumberhead Compt2
As an environmental scientist, a forester and parent, I applaud this week’s announcement by the Prime Minister for a renewed tree planting commitment of 30,000 hectares of trees every year in his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
Report working from home email2
During the first lockdown months, Bidwells undertook a survey to better understand how residents in Cambridge view their homes, how they perceive their homes performed during the pandemic, and what aspects they would change.
Report Winter 2020 RENTAL2
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.
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