Monthly Archives: December 2020

Planning reform and its impact on design

December 23, 2020

In August this year, the Government produced a white paper, outlining reform of the planning system in the UK. The planning system is pivotal to the country’s most important challenges, including providing quality homes and workplaces, fighting climate change, improving biodiversity and promoting sustainable growth. This reform comes after the Prime Minister’s declaration that: “Thanks […]

Is the UK Building Industry just paying ‘lip service’ to Building Control?

December 3, 2020

    Simon Green, Managing Director of Green Building Design Consultants, is concerned that businesses are only focussed on box-ticking and not upholding safety standards.       Building Control and health and safety is of paramount importance, and never more so than following some of the recent tragedies such as Grenfell. However, has the […]