Bedford Borough Council has published a report on the early review of the Local Plan 2030. The report is due to be put before the Council’s Executive Committee on 24th
Yesterday our Planning Directors, Russell Gray and Richard Murdock, attended the Built Environment Networking webinar on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. Originally planned as a one day event, the BEN team have
While the schools are closed for the time being, there is good news and something to look forward to at Mark Rutherford School in Bedford. Our planning team have secured
This month we held our first Company Away Day. Bringing together almost 90 people from our Bedford and Birmingham offices, we held the event at Whittlebury Hall - a great
Last week Directors, Russell Gray and Calum Wilson attended MIPIM UK, the UK's leading property event. The two day programme consisted of valuable industry insights and a round up of
The landscape is changing (literally) as the UK marketplace evolves to meet changing consumer habits. The future in Britain - at least along major access routes - is looking increasingly
This is the first in a series of profiles of some of the great people who work at Woods Hardwick. We kick off by meeting one of our Planning team, Alistair Rokas. Alistair joined Woods Hardwick in October 2017 as a Graduate Planner.What sparked your interest in planning? I first discovered an interest in planning during an undergraduate visit to Welwyn Garden City (WGC). I was studying Geography at University of Hertfordshire. The visit included discussions regarding how WGC was planned and the underlying ethos that underpinned this process. I was taken aback by what a great place WGC was to live in and this led to my interest in the process of planning and the role it plays in shaping modern society. This interest ultimately flourished and culminated in me undertaking a dedicated post graduate in Sustainable Planning.
Central in location but can Bedfordshire capitalise on the OxCam Arc – a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity?
Last month saw the start of examinations on the Local Plans of two of the authorities located in the centre of the planned Oxford - Milton Keynes - Cambridge Arc. Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) and Bedford Borough Council (BBC) sit in the ‘Central Area’ of the Growth Corridor - right at the heart of what is already hailed as one of the most innovative and economically successful areas of the UK. But the question is, do their Local Plans acknowledge this great opportunity and are they ready to capitalise on the huge investment in new infrastructure right on our doorstep?