Planning Tag

Yesterday Planning Director Paul Woods alongside Centre for the New Midlands’ Chris Smith, presented at the British BIDS conference, looking at the Levelling Up agenda and what it means for UK High Streets.
The event focused on BIDs, Culture and Communities, looking at how they can work together to drive economic growth and help their communities - with the main message; the need for greater collaboration.

Bedford Borough Council has published a report on the Local Plan 2040 that is to be presented to the Council’s Executive on 27th April 2022.
The report advises Members of the issues raised in response to the Regulation 18 Draft Plan: Strategy Options and Draft policies consultation that took place between June and September 2021 and presents an overview of the Local Plan 2040 ‘Plan for Submission’ (Regulation 19 Stage), with the draft Plan appended to the report.  It sets out the proposed development strategy and the next steps for the plan.  The Executive is asked to agree, subject to any amendments, the plan for public consultation.

Coventry City Council is conducting a call for brownfield sites in order to help identify potential sites that may be able to help meet the City’s development needs (housing, employment, leisure etc).
This call for brownfield sites presents the opportunity to submit sites which may be suitable. The sites will then be assessed to establish their suitability, availability and achievability in meeting the development needs of the City.

Central Bedfordshire Council has now formally published their Local Development Scheme (LDS), which sets out a draft timetable for taking forward the formal review of their Local Plan, which was previously adopted in July 2021.
Policy SP1a of the Plan committed the Council to a review commencing within 6 months of adoption.

In opening a new office in central London, we are building on more than 25 years working in the capital. From high end retail to world-renowned restaurants, our architects and planners have worked with a range of clients and consultants to breathe new life into industries that have had to work hard to come back stronger and better than ever following the events of the last couple of years!
One of our finest projects of the last year is arguably one of the biggest restaurant openings in the last few years! Introducing The MAINE, Mayfair!

Paul Woods is one of Woods Hardwick’s Planning Directors, and manages the Planning business in our new central London office. Having joined the team in June 2020, Paul was formerly Managing Director of Edge 4 Planning, and Director and Head of Infrastructure Planning at UK Planning practice, GL Hearn, part of Capita Plc. 
Here we find out more about Paul’s vision for London and how the Woods Hardwick Planning and Architecture teams are bringing their multidisciplinary expertise to the capital. 

Last night our London team, together with clients and fellow consultants, officially celebrated the launch of our new office in the capital! The venue, the wonderfully eclectic Gargotte at Lab Woolfe, on Fitzrovia’s Percy Street, was the perfect setting for the launch party.
Opening a new office in London after the events of the last year is testimony to the ambition, skill and knowledge of Woods Hardwick’s growing team and client base - and this a sentiment clearly shared last night.