HoSW LEP Consults on Productivity Strategy

It was really good to be able to attend a small briefing by Karime Hassan, Chief Executive of Exeter City Council, today, to hear first hand about the draft HoSW LEP’s Productivity Strategy. The focus of this meeting, which was consulting those in the Greater Exeter area, was on how to ensure that the economy…

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Fun at Farmwise

We were lucky enough to attend the fun and popular ‘Farmwise’ event this year. Now in its fifth year, this is an initiative supported by Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA) and Devon County Council to connect children to their sources of food. Some 1700 primary school children visited throughout the day, and had a wide…

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New Petroc Engineering Centre for Mid Devon

We’ve long touted the vision of an ‘Innovation Corridor’ through the South West, that runs from the marine specialism flourishing around the Tamar through the applied environmental science and IT expertise around Exeter, to the medical and nuclear engineering expertise hubs emerging in Somerset. Wherever we can, through our various committees and client projects, we…

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Envisioning the Future of Taunton Garden Town

We spent the day listening to a very impressive line-up of speakers at Somerset Wildlife Trust’s conference to discuss the future of Taunton in light of its new Garden Town status. These included Professor Chris Baines, one of the UK’s leading environmental communicators whose experience ranges from greening deserts in the Middle East to advising on…

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Happy 25th Birthday to Devonshire Homes

Many congratulations to Devonshire Homes which celebrated its Silver Anniversary at a special reception at Muddifords Court, today.  The team put on a splendid affair, which was attended by suppliers and admirers alike. We enjoyed catching up with a wide range of colleagues, contacts and clients, including the two fun gents pictured here: Daniel Stephenson,…

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Helping Canal with Grand Western Strategy

We’re thrilled to be working with the Friends of The Grand Western Canal on the brand positioning and fundraising strategy for an ambitious new project which aims to reinvigorate a somewhat neglected yet potential-filled area near Taunton, Somerset. The project seeks to regenerate an historic section of the canal and create a ‘green link’ between…

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Hunts Grove Public Open Space – Residents’ consultation evening

We are delighted to have had such great support at the residents’ consultation evening for the reserved matters planning application dealing with public open space for Crest Nicholson’s popular Hunts Grove community, in the village of Hardwicke, Quedgeley. Residents were invited to comment on plans for a large area of POS wrapping around the eastern…

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Drone Fun for Energy Development

We had a lot of fun on a drone shoot with Aerial Media Services at Plutus PowerGen’s site in Plymouth. Since the introduction of intermittent, renewable power to the UK’s power generation mix, the National Grid is facing increasing instability and risk of brownouts and blackouts. For the foreseeable future, an alternative, reliable source of…

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Anchorswood Case Study

Anchorwood Bank, Barnstaple

Project Anchorwood Bank is the most prominent development site in Barnstaple. In 2011 Wessex Investors began working as promoter and development partner to the site’s owners, with the objective of delivering a comprehensive mixed use regeneration scheme. Task Seaxburh has been working with the developer and other partners from day one; firstly to reset local…

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Yorkshire Dales National Parks Case Study

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines in Northern England covering 1,769km2, with a population of over 23,000. It is an area of dramatic scenery and includes the market towns of Hawes, Ilkley, Richmond, Settle and Skipton. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) is responsible for the conservation, planning and economic…

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