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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.
The Government is trying to help rough sleepers off the street overnight – is it working?
After the success of getting thousands of rough sleepers off the streets at the start of the pandemic Next Steps funding is aimed at developing affordable housing to accommodate rough sleepers longer term. Bidwells planner Jake Lambert looks at whether its working.
South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council (Greater Cambridge) are currently consulting on a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which includes an ambitious Biodiversity Net Gain target for planning applications. Planning Associate, Anthony Child explains more in his blog.
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.
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).