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New 50 Shades of Planning Podcast – Episode 30: Beauty is in the eye of the freeholder
There is the thought that beauty will help make the public accepting of new development, but when asked the public rank design behind medical facilities, transport links, affordable housing, green spaces, schools, leisure facilities and shops. Is beauty in the built environment different to good design
Critical financial wellbeing support launched by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity’s App has been upgraded with nudge, the market-leading financial wellbeing platform. Working in partnership with nudge, the charity is able to offer even more support to our construction community when it is needed the most
Can Boris get his mojo back?
Boris has always faced accusations that he was not serious enough to be Prime Minister, but the appeal of his personal brand was a key part in delivering electoral victory in 2019. However, in recent months the Government has often looked directionless with a succession of missteps and U-turns
Employment Minister backs BECG’s commitment to “Kickstart” careers in communications
BECG is leading the way in the PR industry’s take-up of the new Government’s Kickstart initiative and supporting unemployed young people unlock their careers in PR and creative communications
New 50 Shades of Planning Podcast – Episode 29: The High Street is dead, long live the High Street
Can/should the High Street be saved? What, indeed, do we even mean by the High Street? What role does the planning system have in answering these questions? Sam Stafford asks these questions in the latest podcast
What do councillors really think about Planning for the Future?
Councils across the North West are describing the Planning for the Future White Paper as “fundamentally undemocratic”. To gauge the response to the proposed reforms, 315 English Councillors were interviewed. See what they said in this blog
New 50 Shades of Planning Podcast – Episode 28: The Numbers Game
What are the implications of the proposed 2020 version of the standard method, as well as the further reform included in the housing-focussed ‘Planning for the future’ White Paper? Has the standard method improved plan making? Does it represent a step backwards or a step sideways