Flexibility & Protection – A Use Class Order for the 21st Century?
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.
With the Government’s vision for the Oxford to Cambridge Arc set to be announced this month, EG and Bidwells have come together to discuss what this means for the Ox Cam Arc region and the opportunities it presents.
Three-minute version: ‘The future of the planning system in England’
The findings of the House of Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee’s look at the proposed reforms to the planning system has been published today. Natasha Abbott, Planner, Bidwells, has read the report – ‘The future of the planning system in England’ - so you don’t have to.
Following Bidwells’ spring update of the Local Plan Watch, associate and socio-economics expert, Juliet Clark, takes a closer look at how local authorities are approaching health impact assessments (HIA).
There’s currently a debate underway in the UK around where plantation forestry i.e. fast-growing timber producing forestry, fits into the voluntary carbon market system, the Woodland Carbon Code (WCC). Similar discussions are being had in other parts of the world - as globally we analyse how to deal with the climate change challenge we all face.
As the science & technology sector evolves, so too must its real estate. The utilisation of AI, robotics and cloud-based research data is changing the way scientists work and the spaces they occupy. Demand and pace of start-ups and spin-outs is rapidly changing the market.