MIPIM is all about good conversations, but about what? We think we should use this fantastic opportunity to talk about how to tackle some of the big issues of the day, like loneliness and health and wellbeing, by making great places where people belong. Here are a few of the issues Neil, Esther, Ben and Frazer will be hoping to explore when they are there.
Following the Government’s approval of the locations of 14 garden villages, LDA Design and PPS Group are hosting a breakfast seminar in Exeter on garden villages on Tuesday 2 February. It will explore what makes these settlements different, and how they could support enterprising communities.
Historic England has published the second edition of its good practice advice note on the setting of historic assets. The guidance will help local planning authorities and those proposing change to heritage assets. LDA Design contributed to the consultation.
Last night, Westminster City Council Cabinet gave its unanimous support for the Church Street masterplan by Peter Brett Associates (PBA) and LDA Design. This approval follows seven weeks of public consultation.
University College London’s plans to create a second campus within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, has gained outline planning permission with unanimous approval from the Planning Decisions Committee. It’s a great result for joint applicants UCL and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
Plans to transform Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens into a year-round favourite city destination continue to move forward as the City Council publishes an amendment to the current detailed planning application for further comment.