The creation of regional authorities with metro mayors in regions such as the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, and the West of England to name but a few was designed to kick start a devolution revolution.
Susie Caney is an account executive in our East Midlands office. Recently we found out that she is involved in the charity Friends of Chernobyl. It’s such a great cause and we will be working with Susie to donate provisions for the visiting children to bring back with them to Russia.
At a time when political predictions have become almost obsolete and unintended consequences reign supreme, it may be time for our current elected representatives to take stock and finally find some middle ground. In the absence of the DeLorean to smooth out prior mistakes, sensible heads must prevail.
Embarking on a Neighbourhood Plan is not a task for the faint-hearted. It takes commitment, but with that the reward for the village should be a stronger voice in shaping future development proposals, along with a larger portion of CIL contributions for community projects.
Last week, MPC were delighted to co-host a breakfast briefing with Strutt and Parker to map out the political power shifts in the Eastern region following the Local Elections and explain what it all means for the planning.
Our talented colleagues not only work tirelessly for MPC but a lot of us are also active Councillors for different parties. We’ve asked a selection of our councillors what the word on the door-step is ahead of the local elections in May.
Previous proposals to address the complex problems faced by Britain’s seaside towns have hit the rocks, and it will inevitably be a tough ask to reverse the issues caused by a sustained period of under investment.
The City Leap Energy Partnership, which Deputy Mayor Cllr Craig Cheney said would “change the life of Bristolians”, seeks private-sector investment to scale up sustainable energy delivery in order to make the city carbon neutral by 2030 (a target that has been revised from 2050 to meet the challenges Bristol faces).
‘Door-knocking’, commonly known as canvassing, is a tried and tested method of talking to people on their doorstep. Traditionally used by political parties, the aim ultimately being to identify supporters for turning out at elections.