Planning for excitement and adventure

May 6, 2014By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Architecture, Design, Health and Wellbeing, Heritage, Public Art, Regeneration

Today’s blog post is not really about planning as such, or architecture or urban design. It is more about how the temporary or permanent use of a building, place or space can be aesthetically and emotionally transformative when used in a totally unexpected, exciting or adventurous way. Having just experienced an amazing Bank Holiday weekend … Read More

DCLG consultation response confirms your local shops are under threat

April 30, 2014By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Policy

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

RTPIAmbassador appointment

March 20, 2014By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Business 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