Anyone spotted any progress on TIFs?

Whether you agree or disagree with the Coalition Government you have to admit they have shown a sense of urgency. Spending cuts have been sorted. Bodies dismantled and the Localism Bill introduced. Rapid progress is being made on reforming the health service. So we were pleased that the Coalition took up the cause of Tax […]


(n) a location where a rail or tube line coincides with at least one other mode of public transport, and provides the necessary planning context for the development of a tall, or very tall building, usually in isolation from its wider urban context. The existence of towers in the most unlikely places (eg Whetstone; Cockfosters) suggest this […]

Environmental Impact Assessment

(n) a useful concept in principle, but one whose practical value has diminished as the carbon footprint of preparing EIAs now generally well exceeds that of the development they are assessing. Believed to be the origin of the phrase ‘can’t see the wood for the trees’