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Staycations: Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic infiltrating and altering almost every aspect of our lives, it’s no surprise that the future of tourism is likely to look a little different, too.… More >>

Chrissy’s First Month At Planning House

Chrissy has been with us for a month now, so we asked her to sum up how she has found the transition from local government to private sector…

“I’ve been in post now for a month and whilst there’s lots of symmetry with how I used to work, I’m enjoying learning new skills each day… Conducting initial conversations with potential clients to see how I can assist them, submitting applications on the Planning Portal, liaising with the client to get all the relevant information for the Planning Statement etc.… More >>

Planning and Tourism: How do they go hand-in-hand?

With tourism alone accounting for a whopping 7.2% of the UK’s GDP and 10% of all jobs, keeping the industry thriving and maintaining steady growth is absolutely vital to the health of the nation’s economy.… More >>

A Practical Guide to Assessing Need & Demand for Tourism

Developing a planning proposal for a new tourism development should be accompanied by a strategic assessment of both local and national needs and demands.… More >>

A Practical Guide to Retail Impact Assessment & Sequential Test

What is a Retail Impact Assessment?

A Retail Impact Assessment is required as part of an application for retail use which is outside a defined retail centre.… More >>

New Permitted Development Rights for Shops and Commercial (Class MA)

What are Permitted Development Rights?

Permitted development rights are a list of improvements and alterations you can make to a property, without typically having to apply for planning permission.… More >>

We Are Delighted To Welcome Chrissy Farrer To The Team

Chrissy Farrer, a chartered town planner from Derby with over 20 years’ experience working in the public sector, has often thought about a move into the private sector and how this could be combined with flexible working hours, but the right opportunity never came along.… More >>