Thoughts on planning for health care provision

June 11, 2014By Julie LamingHealth and Wellbeing, Policy

I’ve been working with the Avril Baker Consultancy to facilitate and manage a range of stakeholder consultations for Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group. As part of the team it’s been great talking about WCCGs 5 Year Plan, to a range of people across Wiltshire including Service personnel’s wives and partners, mums and their toddlers, the elderly, … Read More

Planning for excitement and adventure

May 6, 2014By Julie LamingArchitecture, 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

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