Weymouth Says ‘Yes’ Again

Dorset Council voted for a second time in favour of the planning application for Weymouth Gateway by LondonMetric Property plc and Avercet Property this morning – this time unanimously. Our first appearance in front of this committee for this application occurred in March, which saw Dorset Council vote in favour despite an objection by Weymouth…

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High Court Ends Virtual Meetings

The High Court today ruled that virtual meetings of Local Authorities will not be permitted beyond 7 May 2021, to the wide disbelief and dismay of many councillors across the country, especially those with small premises which can’t accommodate social distancing, and COVID-hit budgets that really don’t need to be stretched to funding larger facilities…

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Seaxburh Appointed by Devonshire Homes

We’re delighted to have been appointed by Devonshire Homes to work with them on an exciting new project in North Devon. Beautiful homes and a lovely client. Watch this space!

Effective Campaign Converts Whoa to Go

A mixed use development, comprising retail, restaurant and a plot for Class B uses, proposed by LondonMetric Property plc and Avercet Property for a decade-long brownfield site at Weymouth Gateway. Task Having been surprised by a formal objection from a seemingly supportive Weymouth Town Council, the applicants recruited Seaxburh to identify and mobilise influential supporters…

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Weymouth Says ‘Yes’!

We’re absolutely thrilled with an 11:1 vote in favour of the planning application for Weymouth Gateway by LondonMetric Property plc and Avercet Property this morning. This ringing endorsement was by no means assured. The retail-led (A Class) scheme is proposed for a site allocated for B Class use, so we are really proud of the…

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Corporate Copywriting

Having spent a very happy couple of decades in the IT PR sector, Niki still gets a buzz finding out about the latest developments in technology, engineering – and acronym soup! So she leapt at another chance to write for leading global connectivity solutions provider Smiths Interconnect, part of FTSE 100 company Smiths Group plc.…

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MDDC Housing Grant

Mid Devon District Council is one of 17 councils nationwide to have been awarded £20,000 as part of the Local Government Association’s Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) for FY21. The grant is for the provision of independent experts to support councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in their local communities,…

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J25 Nexus

What’s Nexus at M5/J25?

It’s all change at Junction 25 of the M5 from today. The old section of the A358 between the ‘Taunton’ junction roundabout and the Park & Ride will be closed except for access and cyclists until Phase 2 is completed (currently on track for this summer). After that, it will be re-opened to eastbound traffic…

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Housebuilding Rates Up

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that the housebuilding sector is bouncing back, with 35,710 dwellings started and 45,000 completed between July and September 2020 – up 111% and 185% respectively on the previous quarter. Click here for further information. Image by talented architects and masterplanners LHC.

High Street Funding

As we plunge into another lockdown (and does anyone really believe it will end mid February?) the Government has at least sought to provide some relief by announcing it will invest up to £830 million from the Future High Streets Fund. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said yesterday the money will be invested in 72 areas…

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