Shaping Policy

A big disappointment

  The Select Committee published its report on regeneration today. Here is what Jackie had to say in her Estates Gazette blog.  What a disappointment. What a waste of time, money and energy. Worst of all, what a wasted opportunity. We had such high hopes.  After long campaigning to rescue regeneration from oblivion at the […]

Regeneration and planning

We continued to take part in the debate about the National Planning Policy framework. At the UKR Forum we have a very interesting session which we called “Sanity from Hysteria”. It would have been fascinating to spend more time on it but we concluded that we should adopt our usual rigorous approach and focus on […]

Bishop Review

Design Council Cabe  published  the Bishop Review of built environment design support in England on the 18th  October 2011. The Bishop Review was commissioned by the Design Council to clarify and recommend a nation-wide system of support to deliver design quality in the built environment. For more information, visit the Design Council’s website ( Over […]