Building the ‘British Dream’: time for delivery, not rhetoric

With much of the aftermath of Theresa May’s conference appearance focused on comedic stunts and unfortunate coughing fits, you could be forgiven for missing the message: her commitment to renewing the ‘British Dream’. It would seem as though May h...

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Posted 18/10/2017

by Patrick McNamara

Is London no longer the place to be?

It is time to wake up and smell the expensive coffee that we millennials love to drink, because London is no longer suitable for us. After experiencing the financial crash of 2008, working for virtually nothing, and dealing with the harsh reali...

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Posted 11/10/2017

by Nick Vose

Decoupling Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

So, how was your summer? Now that autumn is upon us the glorious sunshine of June may seem like an age back, but its impact has been considerable: this summer 52% of our electricity came from low carbon sources. Over half. This is even more impres...

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Posted 04/10/2017

by Dan Jestico

Whose Labour is it anyway?

In the first article I wrote for Iceni (in my first week in the job no less) back in January I talked about Corbyn 2.0, a new year and a new Labour. Now that party conference season has rolled around it seems like a good time to return to this top...

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Posted 27/09/2017

by Patrick McNamara

A Rural Rethink

Recent research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has found that housebuilders miss targets for affordable homes in rural locations by 18 houses a day, with a separate report by the think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy Researc...

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Posted 20/09/2017

by Roseanne Green

The New Retail

I don’t operate like I used to; the way my parents used to live is long forgotten, and the next generation have their own spin on life that in turn makes me look and feel positively outdated. But the world we live in isn’t keeping pace. I’m not ta...

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Posted 18/09/2017

by Ian Anderson

Goodbye High Street, Hello Place-making

As I was wandering down Streatham High Street, locally believed to be the longest high street in Europe (an urban myth I’ll have you know), my mind was drawn to the challenges facing the modern day high street. The problem has been simmering un...

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Posted 13/09/2017

by Patrick McNamara

Modular Housing – the next piece of the puzzle?

Prefab – a term mainly associated with post-war housebuilding (and not in a good way). Modular, on the other hand, sounds cutting edge, chic and ready to take on traditional construction methods. However, even if modular housing is the cutting ...

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Posted 06/09/2017

by Patrick McNamara

What next for the Northern Powerhouse?

The North remembers the long list of infrastructure commitments that have been pledged by successive governments but never delivered. For all the talk of a Northern Powerhouse, journey times in the North have barely changed since the 1960s. Whe...

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Posted 30/08/2017

by Christian Cosby

Two new Director’s at Iceni Projects

Award-winning property advisory firm, Iceni Projects, has today announced the promotion of two of its planners, Ian Mayhead and Jayme McArthur, to Director. Andrew Gale, Chief Operating Officer, Iceni Projects, said: “The strength of Iceni i...

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Posted 29/08/2017

by James Bompas