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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.
Following Government release of the draft National Model Design Code (NMDC), a consultation is currently underway with the deadline for responses to be submitted by 11.45pm on 27 March. Fiona Williams, Principal in the Heritage and Design team, outlines the proposed requirements set out in the Design Code in our latest Planning blog.
The economic and human costs of the COVID-19 crisis deepened during the fourth quarter as we embarked nationally on a second, and now, third lockdown period. Cambridge has remained at the centre of the pandemic response with activity continuing in the city’s university R&D buildings and across its science parks and quarters.
This weekend, when we least expected it, the Government released their latest planning reform. The latest consultation is a real ‘beauty’ and adds some exciting content to the Building Better, Building Beautiful commissions’ ‘Living with Beauty’ report.
The Housing Delivery Test (HDT) results for 2020 have now been published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Senior Planner, Suzi Green gives her commentary on the results and what this means for development opportunities in our region.
What impact does the Brexit trade agreement have on agriculture?
As the 12-month transition period for Brexit passed on 31 December, and the UK managed to avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, what does a new trade agreement look like for the farming business? Ian Ashbridge, Partner in Agriculture and Environment explains what impact the new deal has on the agriculture industry.
The Arc is home to world-leading Science & Tech companies. But how can we ensure they attract the best talent, from top universities, to enable this sector to flourish? And can we provide the development and infrastructure needed to retain them?