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Peter Brett Associates LLP announced as sponsorship partner for the Northampton Development Plans Conference

On the 17th January, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together at the Northampton Development Plans conference – one of the region’s largest business events of the year within the property and construction industry. The event, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the region’s biggest names in business, politics and local […]

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Hotel boom triggers rethink of Airport City masterplan

The masterplan for Manchester’s Airport City is having to be rethought due to greater than expected demand for hotel space, a Built Environment Networking conference has heard. Lynda Shillaw, chief executive of property at Manchester Airport Group (MAG), told the North West Development and Regeneration Plans conference that two hotel deals had already been executed […]

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Garden Town must be more than a marketing tool – Essex Environment Chief

The term garden community should not be watered down to a promotional tool for housing development, Essex council’s heads of planning has told a Built Environment Networking conference. Nicola Beach, executive director for infrastructure and environment at Essex County Council, said at last week’s BEN Harlow and Essex Development Plans conference that planned garden cities […]

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Conference to set out development plans & opportunities in London

On the 10th January, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together at the London Development Plans conference – one of the City’s largest business events of the year within the property and construction industry. The event, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the region’s biggest names in business lead a regional […]

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Strategy aims to cut Ediburgh’s reliance on the financial sector

Edinburgh’s economic strategy will seek to cut the Scottish capital’s reliance on financial services, a senior council official has told a Built Environment Networking Conference. Michael Thain, head of place development at Edinburgh City Council, said in a presentation at BEN’s Edinburgh Development Plans conference that the authority’s emerging economic strategy would be focused on […]

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Government warned over Surrey housing numbers

Surrey’s local authorities will be unable to meet the increased housing output being demanded by ministers, the county council’s cabinet property supremo has told a Built Environment Networking conference. The government recently announced that it is planning to change the way it calculates how many new homes councils need to plan for in their local […]

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Brighton Council signals truce with developers

Brighton council wants to end its reputation for taking an adversarial stance towards developers, the borough’s senior planner has told a Built Environment Networking event. Giving the keynote presentation at the Brighton Hove & Sussex Development Plans event earlier this month, the authority’s head of planning Liz Hobden said: “The local planning authority has a […]

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Grade II property on Hove seafront set for flat conversion

Rego property have outlined their plans to convert the former headquarters of Brighton and Hove’s Council into flats at a recent Built Environment Networking event. The plan to convert King’s House, a grade II listed building on Hove seafront, will provide much needed housing in the region. Ronan Mellett, director of Rego Property, said that […]

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