Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes have taken a central role in the fight against COVID-19, with science and tech a key driver of this continued activity. Read our blog discussing business activity across the Arc, the future science and tech hotspots, and the importance of collaboration in our knowledge economies.
Will there be life in town centres? Yes, but not as we know it
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.
Under the microscope: Booming Science and Tech clusters
Over the last 12 months, our research has built up a unique database of science and tech businesses and the floorspace they occupy across the clusters, which tells a myriad of stories about future advances.
With central Government proposing an Arc-wide spatial strategy and four development corporations for the Arc, is MHCLG now striking the right balance with local policy-making to Build, Build, Build at the pace required?
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.
Use Class and Permitted Development regulations - How are they changing the high street landscape?
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.
High Court rules against Use Class and Permitted Development challenge
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.