Impressed by the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s plans to restore and develop The Derby Canal, Chartered Town Planner Jon Millhouse, of Derby-based Planning and Design Practice, offers a few ideas of his own for re-embracing Derby’s waterways and achieving a waterside renaissance in the city.
PDP recently secured prior approval under Class Q of Permitted Development for a barn conversion in NE Derbyshire. The barn was in a structurally sound condition, no longer in regular use for farming, so in an ideal position to be converted into an impressive modern home.
With the election out of the way and Brexit firmly on the horizon, Boris continues talk on his election pledge to increase investment in the North of England and Midlands, in a bid to boost economic growth and prosperity.
A new plan to transform the site of Sheffield's medieval castle proposes the creation of a landmark attraction for the North of England combining reconstructed, illuminated ruins with bars, restaurants, a hotel, a riverside park and a large outdoor arts venue.
Recent heavy rainfall resulted in numerous flood alerts being issued across Derbyshire, and South Yorkshire and the weekend saw the River Derwent burst its banks, with the resultant flooding causing travel chaos and widespread disruption.
Friday 8 November is World Town Planning Day, which brings together planners and communities every year to celebrate how we shape our world and make it a place where people want to live, work and play together.
Planning & Design are pleased to see our peers amongst the business community, together with stakeholders such as Marketing Derby, providing their support to the redevelopment plans for the Becketwell area.
Sheffield City Council are in the process of preparing a new local plan (and have been for some time). The ‘Sheffield Plan’ will guide the future of the city by setting out how and where development will take place up to 2034.
The government has unveiled plans on building safety, the National Infrastructure Strategy and a goal for the UK to lead global action against climate change in the Queen’s Speech of Monday 14 October.
Congratulations to the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize winner Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley. Awarded to the UK’s best new building, the project for Norwich City Council is made up of almost 100 highly energy-efficient homes.
More than half of the UK’s principal local authorities have now declared a climate emergency, making it one of the fastest growing environmental movements in recent history, according to data compiled by Climate Emergency UK.
Junction Arts are supporting Planning Design Ltd & John Stockton to commission an artist who will design, deliver and install a new public realm artwork for a private housing development in Ashover, Derbyshire.