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Seeking a passionate place-maker to join our team as Director of Planning

We are seeking a Director of Planning to join our established town planning and architectural  team operating across the South East of England.  The role will cover both our offices in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and Hampton, Middlesex. We have a broad client base and an enviable reputation as a multi disciplinary practice.  This is an outstanding opportunity for an outgoing, confident and creative individual to develop their career and help shape the future direction of the…

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Watch on catchup – Philip Waddy speaking at the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Yesterday afternoon, representatives of the RIBA, RTPI, RICS, and ADPEPT gave their reflections and criticisms of the Planning White Paper at the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee.  Boris Johnson may have tried to steal the nations interest by announcing new Coronavirus measures just as the meeting began, however a recording of the discussion is available on the Parliament TV player for you to catch up on via the following link: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/1d676137-819c-401e-bcd6-dc3cb2f1f6d7?in=16:10:29&out=17:04:26 The wide ranging…

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Philip Waddy speaking today at the MHCLG Select Committee representing the RIBA

Philip Waddy will be appearing at the MHCLG Select Committee on Monday representing the RIBA answering questions about the Planning White Paper. Philip will be appearing alongside Victoria Hills CEO of RTPI, Tony Mulhall Associate Director at RICS, and Paula Hewitt 1st Vice President of ADEPT. The discussion will be broadcast on Parliamentary TV later today at 4.00pm The meeting agenda is viewable here. From 4.00pm you will be able to follow the action live…

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“Slowtracking’ in Town Planning – Necessary reforms and the impact of Covid 19.

Before the Coronovirus pandemic, meeting the 8 or 13 week timeframe for planning decisions was already prone to delay which is one of the reasons the Government is pushing for reform of our planning system. Due to re-allocation of some planning staff combined with home working the  Covid crisis has caused further delays to many planning applications, such as our design for 5 dwellings and refurbished retail space in Faringdon Town Centre. Achieving consent in…

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Planning for the Future – West Waddy Response to Government White Paper

In response to the Government’s White Paper on the future of Planning in England West Waddy have submitted to MHCLG our own take on the proposed planning reforms which is reproduced below. Managing Partner Philip Waddy, who chairs the RIBA Planning Group, has also assisted in formulating the Institute’s formal response to the consultation on behalf of members nationally. More information about the group can be found here. Download a copy of our response here….

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