While all our news about Globe’s projects, appointments and events will now be appearing as part our new blog Knowing Place, we know sometimes it can be useful to view our older news items, so here they are:
Globe has won permission for the extension and adaptation of a house in a Greenwich conservation area following the Council’s refusal. The Inspector agreed that the proposals were not inconsistent with planning policy and recognised that the proposed changes would “add some interest and character to an otherwise mundane building”.
Globe, working with Neil Cawley RIBA, has gained planning permission for the redevelopment of a sensitive site in the centre of a picturesque Lincolnshire village. The former filling and service station site sits within the centre of the conservation area and is surrounded by listed buildings. The approval facilitates a development that will deliver ten new ‘cottages’ in this premium location.
GLOBE IS DELIGHTED TO HAVE PLAYED A KEY PART IN WINNING PERMISSION FOR J D WETHERSPOON TO OPEN A NEW PUB IN LYMINGTON, HAMPSHIRE, FOLLOWING A HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL REFUSAL 12 MONTHS AGO
Just a year after New Forest District Council’s refusal to allow J D Wetherspoon to convert a Lymington shop into a pub prompted a national newspaper to pose the question “is this Britain’s snootiest town?” the same Council’s planning committee has now reversed its decision – and Globe is delighted to have played a key part in the process.
When permission was refused in September 2010, the council’s reasons for turning down the proposal, despite its town centre location, included concerns about its impact on the neighbouring parish church, anxiety that might be suffered by residents of a care home opposite, loss of biodiversity and possible harm to the character of the town centre conservation area. J D Wetherspoon and architect K D Paine Associates asked Globe to coordinate and lead the submission of a second application and a series of community and stakeholder consultation meetings to explain exactly what was proposed and how worries expressed by the council were being addressed.
The proposed pub has certainly divided opinions in Lymington with the council receiving a 1,000 signature petition in favour, over a hundred letters of support and over 900 letters of objection. When reported to the committee on 14th September, the second application had, apparently, satisfied most of the original concerns. Despite this, the recommendation was again to refuse permission, mainly because of continuing fears about impacts on the care home. Planning committee members heard from a number of supporters and objectors and debated the application – sometimes heatedly – for well over an hour before finally voting by a large majority to grant permission, against the recommendation.
J D Wetherspoon’s commitment to working with the local community and, especially, near neighbours and, pursuing a policy of responsible management, has been emphasised throughout and the firm is keen to put the dispute behind it and work with the people of Lymington in taking the new pub forward.
GLOBE’S PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS RECEIVE CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH WITH THE AWARD OF ISO 9001
In our continuing efforts to ensure that our service to clients is as good as it can be Globe opened up its systems and processes for external independent assessment as part gaining ISO 9001 accreditation. The assessment was initiated and coordinated by Globe’s Business and Quality Manager, Elizabeth Spurr, and we are pleased to be able to announce that the assessment was successful. Our work will continue to be monitored by independent assessors to ensure that clients continue to receive a quality assured service.
DISTRICT COUNCIL VOTES UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOUR OF INVESTMENT TO DELIVER A CONTEMPORARY NEW SPA FACILITY IN A SENSITIVE HISTORIC SETTING
Globe has won consent for the owners of the Simpson’s Spa to expand its facilities in the grounds of Branston Hall. Working closely with Core-Architects the proposal overcame initial concerns relating to the capacity of this very sensitive site to accommodate development of the scale necessary for this successful business to continue to grow. The solution, which includes a natural stone modern pavilion building linked to existing facilities by a ‘garden wall’ off which additional treatment rooms are located, was granted Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent by North Kesteven District Council on a unanimous vote.
APPEAL SUCCESS PAVES WAY FOR MAJOR NEW RETAIL DEVELOPMENT IN LOUTH, LINCOLNSHIRE
After working hard for more than 3 years to get planning permission for a new retail development on the edge of Louth town centre, Globe was delighted to receive a favourable appeal decision this week (28th March 2011).
Allowing the appeal and granting permission for the Queen Street development, which includes 15,000 sq ft of retail floorspace, doctor’s surgery and office accommodation, the Inspector, George Mapson, commented that:
“…integrating a development of this size and complexity into any conservation area is a significant challenge. The design process has been painstaking and the final scheme can claim some success. As English Heritage points out, the proposed new buildings share a scale with the nearby houses and are a clear improvement on the existing buildings. The scheme also preserves and puts to a new use existing buildings that contribute to the distinctive character and appearance of the area”.
Globe has worked closely with architects from Archial’s Leeds office to achieve this positive result for developer client Park Broom.
Over the past few years, Louth has featured prominently in national news coverage of the impact of “out of town” superstores on traditional market towns being cited as one of the few that has “escaped” so far. By providing new retail space adjoining the existing town centre, this development should please those who are fighting to “Keep Louth Special”.
GLOBE APPOINTED TO UNDERTAKE A STUDY RELATING TO REFURBISHMENT OF LINCOLN’S CORNHILL
Globe has been appointed by Lincoln Business Improvement Group to undertake study relating to long term strategy and short term investment in delivering townscape improvements at Lincoln Cornhill. The study will examine existing shortcomings in how the space is used, opportunities for more effective and valuable use, and recommend investment in the landscape of the area over the short term as well as reaching recommendations towards a longer term vision.
GLOBE COMMISSIONED TO SUPPORT A PROJECT TO DEVELOP A BOROUGH WIDE SUSTAINABLE ARTS OFFER
Globe’s current work for Darlington Borough Council has been extended to support a wide ranging project to develop a sustainable arts offer for Darlington. The work will include facilitation for both council and community task groups and an appraisal of the towns existing Arts Centre.
GLOBE REPORTS A 100% SUCCESS RATE IN FEBRUARY WITH APPEAL WINS FOR RURAL AND INNER CITY DEVELOPMENTS.
Planning permission has been granted on appeal for an infill dwelling in Brent, London. The inspector accepted the significant challenges to be faced in making beneficial use of a small unused site with a street frontage and concluded the simple, contemporary design was the most effective design solution.
Planning permission has been granted for an agricultural storage unit on the edge of a Lincolnshire village. The approval will now ensure that the activities on this horticultural holding can continue after being severely threatened by the District Council’s decision to refuse the proposal in its required location.
DONCASTER METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL APPOINT GLOBE TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW VENUE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The project is being delivered as part of the first phase of a major Civic and Cultural Quarter masterplan for the town. The new performance venue, due to open in 2013 on the south side of Doncaster town centre, aims to offer new opportunities to communities and businesses in the area. Globe will work closely with the venue’s development team to undertake a collaborative programme planning initiative which will underpin a distinctive cultural offer with local appeal, and a strong regional and national profile.
GLOBE IS PLEASED TO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SECURED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A QUALITY RESIDENTIAL SCHEME ON A DIFFICULT AND SENSITIVE SITE OUTSIDE OF THE SETTLEMENT LIMIT
The site was within the Conservation Area of a Nottinghamshire village. The site was also located within an identified flood plain and juxtaposed with Grade II Listed Buildings.
The successful outcome was the result of extensive and constructive pre-application dialogue with the Local Planning Authority and other key stakeholders winning near unanimous support when considered by the Councils Planning Committee.
LONDON ARTS IN HEALTH FORUM APPOINT GLOBE TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL FORUM FOR ARTS AND HEALTH
On behalf of regional partners, London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF) have appointed Globe to undertake work that will inform the realisation of a National Arts and Health Forum, if this is feasible. Working closely with all of the regional partners across England, to deliver the first phase of a wider brief, the work will be informed by workshop activity in Liverpool and Bristol to explore the partners’ ambition to develop a federation of regional interests, alliances and sub-national collaborations. The project commenced with a lively meeting hosted by LAHF at the St. Bride Foundation in Fleet Street to explore the scope of a national forum.
GLOBE CONSULTANTS HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONED TO LEAD A CONSULTANT TEAM IN THE PREPARATION OF A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF THE TENTERCROFT STREET CITY CENTRE MASTERPLAN INTERVENTION SITE IN LINCOLN
Tentercroft Street is one of a number of key intervention sites identified in the City Centre Masterplan where development has been earmarked to help realise the overall vision for the City. The site incorporates land south of Lincoln Central railway station, including various commercial properties, a surface car park and former coal yard. The site is at the transition between of the railway, the city centre and the residential areas to the south, and new development here needs to better connect with the adjacent areas.
The study, jointly commissioned by City of Lincoln Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Co-operative Society, will test the principles identified as part of the City Centre Masterplan, taking account of emerging proposals for a new East/west road link through the site and translating this all in to deliverable development options.
DARLINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL APPOINT GLOBE TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED DARLINGTON CULTURAL QUARTER
Darlington Borough Council have appointed Globe to carry out a feasibility study for the proposed Cultural Quarter as part of the Borough’s developing strategy for the Town Centre Fringe. The potential quarter and development of the Town Centre fringe is seen as “a once in a generation opportunity”.
The study area, which is adjacent to the developing Teesside University campus in Darlington and an emerging office quarter, will be the focus of a ‘Culture Map’ and draw inspiration from best practice across the UK and Europe, to respond to the key themes and questions posed by the Council’s brief.
GLOBE CONSULTANTS TRAVEL TO GERMANY AS PART OF THE ACADEMY OF URBANISM’S UK DELEGATION TO THE SIGNING OF THE FREIBURG CHARTER ON SUSTAINABLE URBANISM
As the highlight of its tenure as The European City of the Year for 2010, the City of Freiburg is hosting a special event with The Academy of Urbanism to explore and promote sustainable planning and development.
As part of Globe’s commitment to sustainable planning, Affiliate Ann Wallis will be one of the Academicians present at the signing of The Freiburg Charter on sustainable urbanism with Green Party Mayor, Dr. Dieter Salomon.
Renowned for decades as one of Europe’s greenest cities, Freiburg has an important story to tell about post-war reconstruction, challenging conventions, innovating new directions in transport and energy, and maintaining its momentum to become an extremely liveable environment that combines tradition and modernity.
The Freiburg Charter dimension will include a presentation of key principles of sustainable urbanism by city-planner Professor Wulf Daseking, carefully crafted into a wider approach for all towns and cities, yet drawing from the Freiburg experience. There will be participatory discussion of the charter content, before a formal signing of the Charter.
GLOBE COMMISSIONED BY ROSSENDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL TO WORK ALONGSIDE THE COMMUNITY LEISURE ASSOCIATION WHITWORTH, DEVELOPING OPTIONS TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY AT THE RIVERSIDE CENTRE
Globe is pleased to be working for a new client, Rossendale Borough Council in Lancashire. The Council’s Place Directorate has accepted Globe’s consultancy tender to work with the board of Community Leisure Association Whitworth (CLAW) on an operational business plan for the Whitworth Riverside Centre which was built in 2006 following a fire at the site’s previous facilities. Seeking to implement recommendations from a recent leisure review carried out by Knight, Kavanagh and Page, the Globe team will work closely with council officers and members of the CLAW board, who also manage the Whitworth Leisure Centre.
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GLOBE COMMISSIONED BY DARLINGTON ARTS CENTRE AND DARLINGTON PRIMARY CARE TRUST TO PREPARE AN OPTIONS APPRAISAL AND 3 YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE ‘OPEN ART STUDIO’ INITIATIVE.
Globe has been commissioned by Darlington Arts Centre and Darlington Primary Care Trust to review the ‘Open Arts Studio’ initiative and provide the client with an options appraisal and 3 year development plan. At this early stage we anticipate that the development plan is likely to address:
- Pathways for development for individuals (e.g. members, artists, volunteers) and organisations (e.g. Darlington Arts Centre, PCT, partner organisations)
- Key health and well-being determinants and desired outcomes
- Strengthening the offer – both core and outreach arts provision
- Opportunities for partnership development
- Promotion and market expansion
- Pen portrait studies of a sample of successful models of relevant creative programmes drawn from across the NE and beyond
‘Open Arts Studio’ is a local authority initiative providing improved health and well being through quality arts experiences for people with mental ill health.
REGENERATION PROJECT SECURED
Outline planning permission has been secured for the regeneration of a former brickworks at Waddington, near Lincoln. The successful and innovative residential led scheme also provides for establishment of an 8 hectare Nature Reserve focussed on the enhancement of an existing lagoon.
LINCOLN RUGBY CLUB GRANTED PLANNING PERMISSION
West Lindsey District Council have granted Lincoln RFC planning permission to build a new clubhouse and playing area on 32 acres of land on the edge of Nettleham. The proposed clubhouse will have six changing rooms as well as a bar and social areas. The playing area will allow for up to four full size pitches and seven smaller junior and mini pitches.
UPDATE ON LEGISLATION CHANGES
The press is full of headlines about changes taking place to the planning system – read our summaries of some of the key planning changes and emerging Local Enterprise Partnerships.
With so many changes currently taking place in the legislation and funding of planning, economic development and regeneration, Globe has produced a paper outlining the changes most relevant to our clients to ensure they are aware of any implications at an early stage. If you would like receive a copy please contact Elizabeth Spurr.
DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL!
Globe director, Steve Kemp presents to the Historic Towns Forum Conference, ‘Using modern media tostrengthen the distinctive urban heritage in Trinidad and Tobago’.
As members of the HTF, Globe were pleased to contribute to the conference and discuss Steve’s planning work in the Caribbean. A full copy of the conference report can be viewed from the following link: Connecting People with Place – Lincoln 15 July 2010
SCOPING REPORT FOR PETERBOROUGH’S LOCAL ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT
Globe Consultants has completed a Scoping Report for Peterborough’s Local Economic Assessment commissioned by Opportunity Peterborough who are leading on the requirement to develop a Local Economic Assessment (LEA) for Peterborough.
Globe worked with a range of local contacts, identified in partnership with Opportunity Peterborough, to explore and understand the potential opportunities that the LEA could offer to Peterborough. In particular, the scoping discussions aimed to identify what local economic information exists, key partners, and important factors to the local economy that need to be incorporated into the Assessment.
The scoping process culminated in a workshop which was delivered jointly with Rocket Science UK. Globe’s final report bringing together the range of issues and information captured through the scoping process, along with a digest of available data was received and signed off by the client. Globe would like to thank all those who contributed to the Scoping exercise and in particular Binal Karia, Opportunity Peterborough’s Business Intelligence Manager for her assistance throughout the contract.
SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL SAFEGUARDS IMPORTANT 19TH CENTURY COTTAGE
Globe has successfully gained planning permission for development on a sensitive village centre site at Welton. The site comprises an important historic cottage along the street frontage which sits alongside and provides the foreground to the listed church and churchyard. Permission is for two new dwellings within the site and a significant extension which will transform this historic building into a very attractive modern family home.
SUCCESSFUL APPEAL AT EQUINE CENTRE
Globe has successfully appealed a refusal for roadside advertisements associated with the Bishop Burton College, Beverley, a centre of vocational excellence for agriculture and equine studies. Concerns relating adverse impacts on both road safety and visual amenity were shown to be unwarranted.
THE ACADEMY OF URBANISM
Globe director Russell Wallis has accepted an invitation from the Board of Directors of the Academy of Urbanism to become an Academician. The invitation follows Russell’s nomination by Jon Phipps of Latham Architects. The Academy is a high level, cross sector group of organisations that champions – through discourse, research, education and awards – the cause of good quality urbanism throughout Britain and Ireland.
GLOBE LEARNS OF THREE SEPARATE APPEAL SUCCESSES
An appeal relating to a barn conversion scheme has been upheld as an “exemplary approach” for conversion to two dwellings in the open countryside. A separate appeal in Lincoln related to the Council’s failure to relate highway infrastructure demands, in relation to a community youth project, to the proposed investment has led to the deletion of the ‘unreasonable’ condition. Finally, a proposal to extend a dwellinghouse in a village just south of the city was found to meet with all relevant local policies and supplementary guidance despite a delegated officer refusal. The appeal is allowed and permission granted.
LINCOLN CONSULTANCIES MERGE TO FORM GLOBE CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Lichfield Planning’s Lincoln team will join with Economic Development consultancy, Globe Regeneration Limited when the two Lincoln-based firms merge in April 2010 under the new name Globe Consultants Limited. Globe Consultant’s board will be made up of Globe Regeneration’s Managing Director Russell Wallis and Lichfield’s two Lincoln-based Partners Steve Kemp and Phil Scrafton. The new board will build on the strong foundations each business has established in recent years and the new structure will include a shareholding staff trust in recognition of the key role played by all the team members bringing both businesses to this point.
The company’s new name, Globe Consultants Limited, reflects the broader offer of the enlarged business, combining substantial planning and design capability with expertise and experience in economic and community development, research and regeneration.
A pdf of the press release can be downloaded here: Globe Consultants Press Release.
FUNDING SECURED FOR LINCOLNSHIRE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT CENTRE
The University of Lincoln have kindly let us know that the interim report we prepared just before Christmas summarising our research to date for development of the Lincolnshire Leadership and Management Centre has helped the Centre secure a £900,000 grant award. Our scheduled Stage 1 draft report was presented to the client at the end of January and we are now underway with Stage 2 of the project which is directly seek the views of SMEs.
STANHOPE HALL HORNCASTLE
Globe has been commissioned by East Lindsey District Council to undertake an independent evaluation of the Business Case for the refurbishment and long-term lease of Stanhope Hall.
GLOBE’S LATEST CLIENT – LINCOLN UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL
Lincoln University Business School have appointed Globe to undertake a market research and development consultancy to inform the provision for Small & Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) through the new Lincolnshire Leadership & Management
The study, part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, aims to provide an evidence base to demonstrate business needs, preferences and investment criteria and highlight competitive factors. The Lincolnshire Leadership & Management Centre is planned for the ground floor frontage of the ‘Lincolnshire Echo’ building on the Brayford Waterfront in Lincoln. The building has been acquired by the University to create a new home for the Faculty of Business & Law in September 2010. The Centre is expected to be in place in late 2011.
CHANGES AT GLOBE
Globe Regeneration Limited changes to focus on a wider range of market opportunities. Read the press release here: Press Release Changes at Globe.
GLOBE IN THE PRESS
Read Globe’s article about the duty for local authorities to undertake an economic assessment here, to be published in the December 2009 edition of the Institute of Economic Development (IED) Journal.
PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY IN RURAL ENGLAND
Globe Regeneration Limited and Birkbeck College (University of London) this month delivered the first of our new training course in rural service delivery. This one-day bespoke course is intended for personnel involved in any aspect of service delivery. The course examines in an interactive and practical way what “rural” means, investigates ways it can be measured and looks at the challenges and opportunities of working in a rural environment.
GLOBE TO REVIEW THE EFFECTIVENESS OF REGIONAL TRADE AND EXPORT ACTIVITY IN THE EAST MIDLANDS
Globe have been appointed by East Midlands Regional Assembly to undertake a scrutiny review into the effectiveness of regional trade support by emda and UKTI. Renewing a successful previous collaboration they will do this in partnership with Professor Andrew Atherton and the Business School at the University of Lincoln.
CATHEDRAL VISITOR REVIEW
Globe and Professor John Shepherd have just completed a refresh of the visitor patterns and spend linked to Lincoln Cathedral. The formal results of the study will be revealed at a meeting of the Deans of the East of England at the Cathedral on 7th October. Professor John Shepherd said “the similarity in the number and distribution of visitors between this year and last year is astounding”. For a sneak preview of the main map showing the distribution of UK visitors please click here: Lincoln Cathedral Visitor Map 2009.
WORKING POSITIVELY WITH RURAL ESTATES REPORT LAUNCHED
Globe’s joint report with Smiths Gore was launched by our client emda at the Belvoir Game Fair last week – read the report here: emda Rural Estates.
LINCOLN CATHEDRAL VISITOR SURVEY REFRESH
Following on last year’s evaluation of the Economic and Social Impact of Lincoln Cathedral, Globe is volunteering its resources to undertake a refresh of the visitor data survey on behalf of the Cathedral. Conducted over three days, the data collected will allow us to build upon the aforementioned evaluation and identify any longitudinal trends and key markets for the Cathedral. Globe is pleased at the opportunity to offer our expertise for the benefit of Lincoln Cathedral and the wider community.
EVALUATION OF ONS REGIONAL PRESENCE FOR RDAS
Yorkshire Forward, on behalf of all Regional Development Agencies, has commissioned Rocket Science and Globe to undertake the Year 2 evaluation of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Regional Presence Function. Through consultation and evaluation, the team is providing the RDAs with information and analysis to help inform their decisions on future funding for the service; and equally important, understand the issues within regions in light of longer-term requirements such as the Integrated Regional Strategy and local Economic Assessments as well as current issues around the economic climate.
WEST DEVON ‘THE VILLAGE HUB’ PROJECT
Globe has been commissioned by West Devon Borough Council to quantify the costs and benefits of introducing electronic outreach facilities in small villages, particularly with poor broadband accessibility, across West Devon, Torridge and South Hams District Council areas. The project, ‘the village hub – community access and information points’, is funded by SW Councils RIEP. The outcome of this work will be a strategy for mainstreaming community access to Council services through the provision of ICT mediated services.
WORKING POSITIVELY WITH RURAL LANDOWNERS PROJECT COMPLETED
In collaboration with Smiths Gore, Globe has supported the recent completion of the Working Positively with Rural Landowners Project. The project, commissioned by emda, comprises an in-depth analysis of the number, scale and nature of estates in the East Midlands as well as their economic, social and environmental contribution to the regional economy.
RURAL SERVICES NETWORK AND BIRKBECK COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP
Look out for the announcement of the new academic partnership arrangement between the Rural Services Network and Birkbeck College at the University of London, brokered by Globe – through this arrangement you can access the first bespoke training course in Rural Service Delivery and access the full range of rural resources of Birkbeck’s Rural Evidence Research Centre along with subsidised economic development consultancy.
WELL-BEING CASE STUDIES – PROGRESS UPDATE
Further to Globe’s commission in January 2009 to deliver the CRC’s ‘Sustainable Economic Well-being: Spreading Best Practice’ project, 13 case studies were identified and investigated to provide a series of insights for rural communities in terms of economic well-being. Look out for the publication of the CRC guidance in July 2009 which will showcase initiatives as diverse as the Penwith Healthy Boxes initiative, the Torr Mills Hydro, ‘Out of the Rut’ and the Museum of East Anglian Life.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
Globe successfully completed delivery of a programme of economic development training to 40 key staff at Government Office North East and Government Office West Midlands.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICE
Globe in partnership with Rocket Science have been commissioned by Government Office North East to deliver a programme of underpinning knowledge and training in economic development. The course which has been developed on a bespoke basis, bringing together practitioner insights and theoretical and conceptual elements will be delivered in March 2009.
BEST PRACTICE IN ECONOMIC WELL-BEING FOR CRC
Globe has been commissioned by the Commission for Rural Communities to deliver their Sustainable Economic Well-being: Spreading Best Practice project. Globe, which tendered for this project in partnership with Rural Innovation, is very pleased to be undertaking a second significant piece of work for CRC and are looking forward to working with their team again. The project is due to start in the second half of January.
LEARNING AND SKILLS COUNCIL MONITORING SERVICES EXTENDED
The Learning and Skills Council have announced their intention to extend one of the contracts that Globe has with them by a further 12 months, to March 2010. We provide the LSC with a bespoke monthly monitoring service using a methodology and survey structure that was developed by Globe in response to LSC’s specific contract management requirements for the National Learning Directory. We are very pleased to be able to continue our contribution to the LSC’s quality management process and look forward to working with the Client team over the next 14 months. Globe is also responsible for the accuracy monitoring of UK wide learning opportunities records on the National Learning Directory.
SOCIO-ECONOMIC STUDY FOR LINCOLN CATHEDRAL
Globe recently completed a study for Lincoln Cathedral examining the economic and social impact of the Cathedral – read the Cathedral’s press release here: Globe Lincoln Cathedral Study Press Release.
ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT DUTY ACTION LEARNING SET
Globe, in partnership with Rocket Science, were awarded the contract by IDeA and Planning Advisory Service to develop an Action Learning Set of local authorities to pilot the development of techniques in relation to the proposed new duty to undertake an Economic Assessment as part of the Sub National Review. This will involve supporting up to 10 local authorities and developing a series of tools and guidance papers.
Globe were recently successful in winning a planning appeal against the decision of the London Borough of Islington to refuse planning consent for a proposal in Finsbury Park. In a separate commission, We also successful in achieving planning consent for two linked applications within the London Borough of Camden on behalf of London & District Housing.
PROMOTIONS AT GLOBE
Elizabeth Spurr has been promoted to Globe Consultant. She has been with the company for three years and was previously employed as a Researcher. Elizabeth’s new role will include work on the Learning and Skills Council Careers Advice Service Accuracy Monitoring Project and the Commission for Rural Communities, Rural Development Programme for England network project.