11.05.17 Richard, Anna and Antonia have run a successful three day design forum for Cranbrook & Sissinghurst parish. Working with different interest groups and individuals over three consecutive days, we made good progress on developing planning policies and designing new development proposals for several key sites.
29.03.17 Richard, Anna and Antonia have run a successful community design workshop in Puddletown, Dorset. This event was part of a wider project to develop a neighbourhood plan for the parish. Other aspects of our involvement include a village character assessment and an emerging architectural design guide.
27.01.17 We have been appointed to produce an innovative study into the experience of Nottingham city centre in the evenings and at night time. The purpose of the study is to create a shared vision for the city centre after dark. This will be supported by a series of action points that together will help to positively shape and influence the experience of using the city centre in the evenings and at night time over future years.
05.01.17 We have been appointed to work with Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council on their neighbourhood plan. The steering group there has been established to create a neighbourhood plan that explores, develops and meets the aspirations of residents and businesses. Cllr. Nancy Warne said “This is a fantastic opportunity for residents and businesses in Cranbrook & Sissinghurst to really have a say about making a difference in the future to shaping the community in which we all live.”
03.11.16 We are delighted that the Staplehurst Neighbourhood Plan was supported at referendum with 1486 votes (92.56%) YES votes with only 118 (7.44%) NO votes. This was on a 33.7% turnout. The examiner said that it was "... evident that a considerable amount of time and effort has been committed to the development and production of this plan and I commend all those who have been involved. It should prove to be a useful tool for future planning and change in Staplehurst over the coming years".