The planning application seeking planning permission for the erection of the Tank memorial has now been formally validated by the City Council and is being assessed. It is hoped that a formal decision will be reached in the New Year. In supporting the local Group through this exceptionally worthwhile project Globe is happy to be able to report that the fundraising efforts are bearing fruit which will ensure this project will become a reality within the centenary year of the ‘Great War’. This includes the launch of the Lincoln Tank Ale brewed by Pheasantry Brewery of East Markham. A donation will be made to the Tank Memorial Group for each cask of Ale sold. The Ale is being sold by Small Beers of Lincoln and by the brewery direct. It is described as a well hopped classic English Beer with a full rounded flavour and low to medium bitterness, 4.2 % ABV. What better way to support this fantastic project than to enjoy a locally brewed beer!
Planning, economic development and cultural consultancy Globe have appointed Phil Scrafton as managing director with immediate effect.
Having carefully managed its way through the difficult trading conditions of recent years Globe Consultants is now increasingly confident about its future growth.
The appointment of Phil as managing director is a key part of the Globe’s commitment to making sure that we turn our aspirations into reality. Read more →
Globe Associates Lynette Swinburne and Andy Booth have recently delivered the final planning training session in the 2013 programme on behalf of the Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils(LALC). The sessions, which are intended for Town and Parish Councillors in the country include an introduction to the planning system, legislation and if/how to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan.
Over the year, the training has been attended by over 60 representatives from more than 25 town and parish councils.
Saxilby Neighbourhood Plan
Globe are pleased to announce that they have been appointed by Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council to work with them to support and assist in the preparation of their Neighbourhood Plan.
Saxilby with Ingleby were one of 108 communities awarded ‘frontrunner’ status by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in March 2012. This status is accompanied by funding from the DCLG which is to be used by the Parish Council to work up a Neighbourhood Plan and test the principles of the system.
We look forward to working with the community of Saxilby to identify the priorities and aspirations for the future of the area and help them to throughout the process of preparing this important planning document.
Globe has successfully secured a new planning permission for a site at Wellowgate which had previously been granted permission for a mixed use development incorporating a hotel. With dramatic changes to the economy over recent years there was a need for a fundamental rethink to deliver investment and regeneration on this prominant town centre site. That review offered the opportunity to reconsider matters of scale and detailing whilst remaining faithful to the urban design principles previously established and supported.
The revised permission allows the developer to finalise contractual details with the end user and make a start on site shortly.
A BBC TV camera arrived at the Globe office in Lincoln this morning to record an interview about the ‘Vision for Skegness’, a discussion document that I’ve been developing and leading for a local business client. So, without the aid of either make-up or stimulants I was sat down in front of the camera to explain the ‘Vision’ and the significant regeneration potential of the proposed Skegness Relief Road and its Economic Growth Corridor.
The Vision document and the interview come at an important time for Skegness, following the publication this week of the ONS report which profiled deprivation in larger seaside destinations and identified Skegness as the most deprived mid-size seaside destination in England. The Skegness Vision, which predates the ONS report but drew on similar information, recognises and responds to the deprivation issues faced by Skegness but focuses on the positive outcomes that could be achieved by the development of a new relief road and the land that would then become accessible for development.
The article can now be viewed on the BBC website at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-23834607
Obviously any film or TV offers should be directed to my agent and not to Globe.
James’ sneaky phone picture while we were setting up.
Globe is delighted to have been asked to help the Lincoln Tank Memorial Group deliver a fitting tribute to one of the crucial engineering innovations which helpted shorten World War 1. Next year will mark 100 years since this world changing event and the significance of the engineering skills associated with William Foster’s contributions along with other prominent local engineering companies in Lincoln, cannot be over stated. However, with the passing of such a long period of time that significance may not be as widely recognised and appreciated as it should.
The Lincoln Tank Memorial Group is made up of a number of very committeed and passionate people determined to ensure that this part of the City’s heritage, along with the many amazing stories that are recorded, does not fall out of our memory. They have huge local support to deliver a fitting memorial in a prominant location and we are keen to do whatever we can to help deliver such a tribute by assisting in the planning process.
We’ll post more as things progress but please visit www.lincolntankmemorial.co.uk
A group of third year students from Bishop Grosseteste University College recently gained insight into the challenges of working in property development by being given the opportunity to spend time with Globe staff at a series of interactive seminars.
Tutors at the college decided to take a different learning approach for a specific module on ‘Sustainable Development’ and invited Globe Consultants into the classroom to lead the seminars.
By using real life case studies and sharing knowledge of legislation, regulations and many years of experience, the students were able to develop their understanding around the subject of the planning process and sustainable development with greater insight.
Here at Globe we are keen to support and work within the local community and share our knowledge and advice where possible as part of our wider commitment to Corporate Responsibility.
With work underway on both of our Cathedral projects we took the opportunity to involve the businesses at 26 Westgate in a tour of the Cathedral Roof.
Although there are frequent collaborations between the Westgate businesses we rarely have time to meet up outside of the office so the Roof Tour offered a good opportunity to learn and socialise at the same time. The final group included members of Place Architecture and Culture Partners along with the two Globe companies, so we arrived at the Cathedral reception desk with 15 people in tow. Read more →
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