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

RTPIAmbassador appointment

March 20, 2014By Julie LamingBusiness News

I’ve been appointed as one of 100 Ambassadors to lead the RTPI 2014 Centenary project the Future Planners Initiative. This initiative is one of the RTPIs flagship projects for its centenary year.  Its purpose is to engage with students at schools throughout the UK and Ireland in order to introduce them to the exciting, challenging … Read More

Your local shops could be under threat again

March 17, 2014By Julie LamingPolicy

The Government has recently completed consultation to change the use of a shop and a bank/building society or other financial or professional service into a residential use without the need for planning permission. So you probably think ‘ok and what of it’, as you have seen plenty of local shops remain empty for an eternity … Read More