The Spring Party, Glasgow

Date: 19.04.2018 Venue: Glasgow Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our Spring Party. The landlord of The Citizen has just phoned to say he’s taking the rest of the year off, which presumably is a sign that everyone enjoyed themsel...

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Posted 20/04/2018

by James Bompas

‘Housing crisis’, a crucial issue for London’s voters

‘Housing crisis’ - two words that I mull over almost every day, and it seems I’m not the only one. Results from a recent London First survey show these words are also at the forefront of London voters’ thoughts, particularly in the context of upco...

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Posted 19/04/2018

by Tonia Chatterjee

Tall Tales

When is it appropriate to build tall? The location of tall buildings, or by common definition, buildings comparatively taller than their surroundings, should ideally be driven by: a location’s physical capability to absorb height; and, th...

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Posted 18/04/2018

by Ailish Killilea

NPPF Round Two

Last week, over a coffee and croissant, Iceni Projects, Town Legal LLP and invited guests, sought to digest the NPPF Review. Seemingly a tall order for breakfast, but in reality does the NPPF round two actually suggest any radical divergence from ...

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Posted 11/04/2018

by Charlotte Hunter

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More Growth for Iceni Projects Manchester Planning Team with new Associate

Article appeared in The Planner, EG, Place North West. Property Advisory firm Iceni Projects has today (Thursday 22 March 2018) announced the appointment of Deborah Baker Barnett as an Associate in the Manchester Planning team. Deborah is a pla...

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Posted 06/04/2018

by James Bompas

Micro Living: One Solution to the Housing Crisis

Gone are the days of owning ‘things’. Millennials own Kindles not books, they watch Netflix not DVDs, and they listen to Spotify not CDs. Our requirement for space has decreased, as new generations spend their disposable income on experiences inst...

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Posted 04/04/2018

by Lorna O'Carroll

The only way around is through

National planning policy puts Local Plans at the heart of the planning system, so it is essential that they are in place and kept up to date (as directed by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, as amended). The Act has always provided...

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Posted 28/03/2018

by Rebecca Fieldhouse

The Launch Of The Sustainable Development Scorecard

We would like to invite you to the launch of the Sustainable Development Scorecard, taking place on Tuesday 24 April 2018 in Birmingham. The Sustainable Development Scorecard has been shortlisted for the use of technology in planning at t...

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Posted 27/03/2018

by Dan Jestico

What needs to change on the high street?

The announcement that Claire’s has gone bankrupt is the latest blow in what has been a tough few weeks for the high-street and wider retail industry. Not only is this devastating for the employees, it adds to the concern about the wider industry f...

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Posted 21/03/2018

by Patrick McNamara

The boomerang generation. Does it have to be this way?

For most students and recent graduates if you are unable to secure a job by the time the tenancy ends on your student accommodation (usually in June), then it’s likely that you will find yourself starting the next chapter of your life back in your...

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Posted 14/03/2018

by Lucy Furber