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Cornish consent

HUGE congratulations to Devonshire Homes for achieving consent for 320 homes (30% affordable) in Heamoor near Penzance, Cornwall. Despite the site being allocated, it is technically challenging and has faced vocal local opposition – all of which saw this project test the client team’s resilience as well as its professional expertise. Common sense ultimately prevailed,…

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Dartington Trust Plans New Housing Experiment

It has been a joy to work with the team at Dartington Trust to present plans for a genuinely innovative residential scheme on Dartington Estate. Long known for its experimentation of ideas, practice and design including architecture, the Trust’s newest proposals make a timely contribution to the conversation around how Local Planning Authorities can simultaneously…

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Clevedon Town Centre Regeneration Approved

We overcame lockdown challenges and a fake news campaign to achieve our client’s planning goal.

Pioneering Progress – and Vibrant Videos

What makes us tick? It’s working with clients like Smiths plc, the pioneering FTSE 100 engineering group who today launched their Capital Markets Event. Congratulations on a fantastic set of materials! Capital Markets Event 2021 – Smiths Group plc

Catalyst for Clevedon Town Centre Revitalisation

We’re thrilled with the news that North Somerset Council today voted 9:2 to consent the planning application for ‘Clevedon Central’. This is a multi-million pound scheme promoted by our clients Wessex Development & Investments and Fabrix London which will revitalise the tired retail centre of the town. The proposals comprise the re-design and extension of…

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Weymouth Says ‘Yes’ Again

Dorset Council voted for a second time in favour of the planning application for Weymouth Gateway by LondonMetric Property plc and Avercet Property this morning – this time unanimously. Our first appearance in front of this committee for this application occurred in March, which saw Dorset Council vote in favour despite an objection by Weymouth…

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High Court Ends Virtual Meetings

The High Court today ruled that virtual meetings of Local Authorities will not be permitted beyond 7 May 2021, to the wide disbelief and dismay of many councillors across the country, especially those with small premises which can’t accommodate social distancing, and COVID-hit budgets that really don’t need to be stretched to funding larger facilities…

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Effective Campaign Converts Whoa to Go

A mixed use development, comprising retail, restaurant and a plot for Class B uses, proposed by LondonMetric Property plc and Avercet Property for a decade-long brownfield site at Weymouth Gateway. Task Having been surprised by a formal objection from a seemingly supportive Weymouth Town Council, the applicants recruited Seaxburh to identify and mobilise influential supporters…

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Weymouth Says ‘Yes’!

We’re absolutely thrilled with an 11:1 vote in favour of the planning application for Weymouth Gateway by LondonMetric Property plc and Avercet Property this morning. This ringing endorsement was by no means assured. The retail-led (A Class) scheme is proposed for a site allocated for B Class use, so we are really proud of the…

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Corporate Copywriting

Having spent a very happy couple of decades in the IT PR sector, Niki still gets a buzz finding out about the latest developments in technology, engineering – and acronym soup! So she leapt at another chance to write for leading global connectivity solutions provider Smiths Interconnect, part of FTSE 100 company Smiths Group plc.…

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