The Lincolnite has run a great article today about the £12 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish Lincoln Castle.
A truly good news story that reflects the effort that County staff have put into making this a reality and the level of sustained political commitment that has been shown to the project over the last decade. Read more →
I’m currently attending the “Planet Under Pressure” conference in London but thought it important to take some planned time out to review the newly released National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as it is being heavily reported today and our clients will quite rightly want to know what the immediate implications are. Given the conference’s focus on global environmental change and challenges coupled with all the fuss about the “presumption in favour of sustainable development” when the draft NPPF was published, I had prepared myself for something of a culture shock – but that’s not what I got. I’m sure there will be a lot of quibbling over the meaning of particular phrases in the days, weeks – probably years – to come but my first impression was that a pretty good job has been done. Read more →
We hear more and more about appropriate bedside manner within the NHS and there is a recent call for some urgent and specific training in recognition of the importance of how people are treated. Am I alone in feeling that Planning Inspectorate may wish to take a similar route? No names no pack-drill but it seems to be an increasing experience (though still, thankfully, in a minority of instances) that Inspectors give a pompous and even rude impression to those they are meeting on site inspections. Read more →
I took myself off to ‘BGfutures’ on the Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln campus last week to talk about the Lincolnshire Digital Business Cluster with BG’s Business Development Manager, Mark Bowen. I hadn’t been able to get to see the new building when it opened its doors in January so at the end of our meeting Mark showed me round the Futures Hub building. What a great new facility he’s managing. Read more →
I’m a few months in to a part-time secondment to a local development management team and I’ve been quite surprised by the quality of the design and access statements (DAS) submitted with applications. To be brutally honest, many of the ones I’ve seen have been pretty meaningless and they’ve left me questioning the purpose of them. Read more →
Globe will be delivering training events in the Grantham, Spalding and Horncastle areas, aimed at CPRE members, Town and Parish Councils and members of the public. These events are taking place on the following dates:
Spalding area: 22 February 2012, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Moulton Village Hall, 3-5 Broad Lane, Moulton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6PN
Grantham area: 29 February 2012, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Caythorpe Village Hall, High Street, Caythorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3DR
Horncastle area: 07 March 2012, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Baumber Village Hall, West Lane, Baumber, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 5NG Read more →
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