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23 Aug ·
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Why is driving prosperity and growth in the centre of the arc so important?
It’s no secret that Cambridge has led in growing life sciences, with notable acceleration over the past decade. Trailblazing companies, AstraZeneca being one, have relocated to the area and enhanced its growth.
This summer’s Arc consultation must reach everyone - not simply the usual suspects.
Now more than ever, we need to utilise new channels of communication to engage the under 35’s and those on the fringes of society, says Rob Hopwood, Bidwells’ Lead planning Partner on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.
A more beautiful National Planning Policy Framework?
A revised National Planning Policy Framework was published yesterday with the aim of putting ‘beauty’ at the heart of the English planning system. It was accompanied by the launch of a new National Model Design Code and ‘Office for Place’ within the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. These changes follow the new National Design Guide introduced in January. Sam Metson, Planning Partner explains what the revised NPPF means for planners, developers and promoters.
How, why and (crucially) when are buildings that are not considered to be worthy of local listing identified as NDHAs? Kate Hannelly-Brown explains the problems with non-designated heritage assets in our latest planning blog.
The Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Arc has been pivotal in the COVID-19 response, not just for the UK but globally. Inevitably, this has focused investor attention on the region, particularly given the uncertainty surrounding traditional office markets and the retail sector.