Effective Integrated Masterplanning

A masterplan is a critical tool for any development, whether at the level of an individual site or a comprehensive development scheme.  A robust masterplan, supported by a delivery plan, is fundamental to maximising land value and development of sustainable...

Planning for Landscape and Visual Assessment

Terminology Overload There are a number of terms to describe the landscape and visual information that is needed to support the grant of planning permissions. In addition to the industry and professional standard ‘Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments’ (LVIAs) or...

Housing White Paper- reaching for the skies

The Housing White Paper that is currently in consultation https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-white-paper proposes a firm shift in policy toward intensifying development density.  The rationale for this is not only to allow delivery of more homes on less...

Biosecurity on Development Sites

The price of eggs The lockdown on poultry keepers that started in December 2016 to contain the spread of avian influenza brought into sharp relief the need for biosecurity measures in everyday commercial and recreational activities.  The outbreak spread from an...

When should you screen for EIA?

Our series of topical EIA articles in advance of the May 16th deadline for significant changes in UK EIA process continues with consideration of when developers should be considering screening for EIA. Screening for EIA – the critical first step The process of...