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...

EIA and Phased Development

In advance of the approaching deadline for significant changes in UK EIA process, our series of topical EIA articles continues with consideration of how to build scheme flexibility into Phased development  Changing needs For a multi-phase development, more than any...

The Ecology Survey Season is Fast Approaching

Its ok, you can say it … not newts again! Ecology can seem like a real drag when bringing forward a site.  It is possible, however to minimise disruption and cost and turn ecology into planning gain via early consideration of ecology survey requirements. If ecological...