News & Insight

Farm to Fork

On 16 May, the Prime Minister met representatives from across the UK supply chain for a summit discussing how government and industry can work together to support a thriving UK food industry – the ‘Farm to Fork’ Summit. It has been billed as being the next step in growing a thriving British food and drink… Read more

Planning Rules Around Short-Term Holiday Lets In England Could Be Changing

Ministers have launched a consultation on plans to introduce a new use class for short-term holiday lets governing how this type of holiday accommodation can be used before planning permission is required, alongside proposals for associated permitted development rights. Announcing the consultation, Housing Secretary Michael Gove recognised that tourism brought economic benefits to local areas… Read more

Do you have land or a site within Swindon Borough Council’s boundary?

The council have issued a ‘call for sites’ to suggest sites or broad location for development, redevelopment or improvement over the next 20 to 30 years for its new Local Plan. This is a wide-ranging call for sites exercise, covering a broad range of uses including housing, employment, retail and leisure, healthcare, green infrastructure, energy,… Read more

MSF Doctors without Borders – Donation

We have given a donation to this great charity MSF Doctors without Borders This emergency fund helps ensure MSF can respond to emergencies around the world, including the earthquake in Syria and Turkey. Following the powerful earthquakes, MSF teams already supporting people across northwest Syria mobilised, along with local partner organisations, to respond to the… Read more

Multifunctional Landscapes – A report by the Royal Society

A news article about a very interesting report by The Royal Society on the competing land use demands facing the UK. Joined up thinking is required to tackle this issue. Link to the Royal Society’s report below.