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Stunning by-election upset puts spotlight on Government’s planning reforms

June 18th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Forty Shillings, Housing, Politics|Tags: , , |

Well done to Sarah Green.  With the Tories riding high in the polls, it was a sensational by-election success and points to the Liberal Democrat rekindling their place as the political [...]

Commentary on the 2021 English Local Elections

May 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Forty Shillings, Politics|Tags: , , |

Across England, the Conservatives were the main victors, securing 40% of the popular vote and enjoying a string of stunning gains, particularly in the Red Wall areas of northern England.   [...]

Countryside gets green light for mixed-use community at Bourn Airfield

February 19th, 2021|Categories: Housing, Infrastructure, Planning Committee, Regeneration|Tags: , |

South Cambridgeshire District Council has approved Countryside's plans to deliver a mixed-use community on an allocated site at Bourn Airfield, 5 miles west of Cambridge. Set to deliver 3,500 homes [...]

Using film to carry your message in the lockdown

December 15th, 2020|Categories: Film, Forty Shillings|Tags: , |

With lockdown restrictions extending, virtual planning committees are here to stay. This is, however, an opportunity. Presentations that go beyond a simple PowerPoint will tell the story of your scheme [...]

Barratt London wins planning at former Nestle factory, Hillingdon

December 11th, 2020|Categories: Housing, Planning Committee, Regeneration|Tags: , , |

The London Borough of Hillingdon's Major Applications Committee has approved Barratt London's plans for additional units at the former Nestle factory in Hayes, West London on Tuesday 8 December. In [...]

Plans for Leatherhead Build to Rent development approved

November 4th, 2020|Categories: Housing, Planning Committee, Regeneration|Tags: , |

Mole Valley District Council has approved plans for 214 build to rent homes to be built at the former Leatherhead Food Research site. The Randalls Way scheme, which will be [...]

Planning by algorithm – initial thoughts on the Planning White Paper

August 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Construction, Forty Shillings, Housing, Politics|Tags: , , , |

The management of the ‘A’-level results has been a total shambles, a case study in public policy and Government incompetence. The objectives and actions of the Government and Ofqual were [...]

Sunak sets out plan to ‘build, build, build’

July 8th, 2020|Categories: Commercial, Construction, Leisure, Politics|Tags: , , , |

  Today, Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor set out the next steps of his plan to keep Britain working through the pandemic.    With economists warning of a major economic downturn and record levels of unemployment, [...]

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