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The Impossible Dream

The Impossible Dream

The 2018 NPPF is based on a requirement for new local plans to deal with viability at the plan making stage. A viability assessment of each site in every local authority area in the country. We are reliably informed that, by way of training for this onerous task, local authority
He’s One of Our Own!

He’s One of Our Own!

Back in 2013 we were asked if we could provide a day’s work experience to a young man who had decided that a criminology degree was not for him. We asked why he did not want to continue his studies. He replied that racking up a student debt of £700

NPPF with Added Viability

NPPF with Added Viability

It’s here – the new all singing and dancing NPPF 2018 – now with added viability! Much cleverer people than us will provide comment on the planning issues this raises, but as our speciality is viability (400+ submissions and counting), we thought we had better have a look to see

The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

A recent article by the excellent David Smith discussed the UK’s productivity problem – it is definitely worth a read. The “take-out’s” are: German workers put in 300 hours a year less than us in the UK but produce 34.5% more. European countries with higher productivity than the UK, work