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Planning for Sustainable Growth in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Planning for Sustainable Growth in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

The Government has published a long awaited policy paper setting out the approach they intend to take to delivering the ambitious levels of growth planned for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. The paper includes the following: – A timeline for developing the framework, – How they will engage communities and work with local partners, and – The […]

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Barn Conversions: Good planning prospects and financial incentives for commercial development

Barn Conversions: Good planning prospects and financial incentives for commercial development

The incentives for investing in new agricultural buildings are currently the strongest they have been since April 2009 due to the launch of the Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA) in autumn 2018 and its enhancement in the 2020 Budget. This will support business investment in constructing new structures and buildings, and the improvement of existing […]

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Planning for the future or back to the future?

Planning for the future or back to the future?

The planning white paper (Planning for the Future) proposes significant reform to the English planning system.   There has rarely been a moment over the past 20 years when the planning system wasn’t going through a process of significant change. It has become the norm for it to be criticised on all sides, from the […]

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