DCLG consultation response confirms your local shops are under threat

April 30, 2014By Julie LamingPolicy

The Government has published its response to the consultation exercise undertaken last year, which further extends permitted development rights to change the use of shops and banks/building societies (use class A1 and A2) to residential units, the change of use of shops to banks/building societies, extended the ability to change existing retail and commercial premises … Read More

The Planning Ventures Good Egg Awards 2014

April 22, 2014By Julie LamingBusiness News, Consultants

So it’s Easter and in a chocolate filled haze spent in the architectural splendour of Edinburgh some thought was given to half a dozen egg-ceptionally designed schemes that Planning Ventures could award an inaugural Good Egg prize for 2014.  This years egg-cellent schemes have focused on Bristol, but who knows where next year’s Planning Ventures … Read More

Can the planning system help us to eat well?

April 8, 2014By Julie LamingHealth and Wellbeing

Following Planning Ventures Talk of Totterdown article and Blog Post in February 2014  – ‘Your Local Shops Could Be Under Threat Again’, Planning Ventures has been asked to participate in the Food City Region Conference hosted by the University of the West of England on the 6th May 2014, which is part of the Bristol … Read More

Views glorious views

April 2, 2014By Julie LamingDesign, Health and Wellbeing

There is nothing quite like a beautiful view and I am lucky enough to have one from my office window and it made me think about the importance of a ‘view’. Ok so everyone has a view from their windows or sees views all around them but what makes a decent view – surely it’s … Read More