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Guest blog: Troy Planning + Design’s Senior Planner, Luke Smith, considers the implications of the revised NPPF on the provision of rural housing

Since 2012, planners and developers have been guided by Paragraph 55 of the NPPF in assessing the provision of isolated homes in rural areas. The first NPPF amounted to a considerable ideological shift from the previous Planning Policy Guidance (PPG) notes and Planning Policy Statements (PPS), particularly in defining a clear set of criteria under which rural housing could be justified.… Read the rest

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A Green Future:  Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment – a summary

Here we are in high summer and nearly 6 months have passed since the government launched this highly significant plan.  A bit later than intended, but here is a brief summary of the key bits likely to be of most relevance to the landscape industry.
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Integrated urban design and some joined-up thinking at Houghton Regis: by guest author David Edwards

Urban design is a strange discipline. A sweeping statement, I know – and certainly one that does not come close to justifying its complexity or significance.… Read the rest

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A Humanitarian Role – Landscape Architecture’s New Direction

We were lucky enough to have a recent visit from Rhys Jones, a graduate of The University of Gloucester who has been investigating the role of landscape architects in humanitarian work.Read the rest

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View from the canopy, by guest author Bernie Harverson

My name is Bernie Harverson and I am a self-employed Arboricultural Consultant with 47 years experience in the industry. I acquired my love of trees from the age of 11 when my parents moved from urban Ashford west London to rural leafy Haslemere in Surrey where, instead of climbing drainpipes and onto garage rooves I started climbing trees – ‘free climbing’ of course as there were no lifelines and safety harnesses in evidence then!… Read the rest

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New terra firma website launched

We are pleased to announce the re-launch of the terra firma website in new mobile optimised format please take a look www.terrafirmaconsultancy.com

Robyn and Lionel look forward to seeing any of you visiting MIPIM in Cannes next week!… Read the rest

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i360 landscape scheme underway!

Work has started on site for the i360 landscape scheme. Site visit in the thick fog on Monday!

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Congratulations!

To Keith and William! Friday evening drinks to celebrate their excellent news that they have passed their Pathway to Chartership exams. We are all very proud of them!… Read the rest

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Brand new school taking shape!

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Brand new school taking shape!

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