Autumn news

20th October 2021Journal

It’s been a busy few months at Place Studio. As we continue life and work in a ‘post-pandemic’ world, our team has been getting into the groove of flexible working, moving house, starting school and enjoying being able to get out and see each other again!    We’ve started a number of exciting new projects…

National roles for Place Studio on engagement in planning

29th July 2021Journal

Our considerable reputation on best practice community engagement in all areas of planning has been recognised in recent months, with work for England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Government. Jeff was part of the team with Planning Aid Wales that undertook research for the Welsh Government, now out in the report titled…

A YES vote for Melksham Neighbourhood Plan!

6th July 2021Journal

A brilliant start to July for us with two more of our Neighbourhood Plans getting YES votes in their referendums! The Joint Melksham Plan – a neighbourhood plan that covers both the town of Melksham and the surrounding rural area of Melksham Without and 84% voted YES for the plan. The neighbourhood plan for the…

Work starts on Phase 1 of Keynsham High Street Regeneration

28th May 2021Journal

Congratulations to Bath & North East Somerset and Keynsham Town Councils as work gets underway on phase 1 of Keynsham High Street and Conservation Area regeneration! Place Studio worked with both councils and the local community to help them shape and detail their High Street scheme as well as securing £1.5m of delivery funding support…

YES votes for delayed referendums!

10th May 2021Journal

May 6th 2021 saw a number of Neighbourhood Plans put to the polls, after referendums were put on hold due to the Covid pandemic. Some communities we’ve worked with have had to wait for a year to reach this significant milestone. From villages in Wiltshire and Stroud, to towns in Herefordshire, we are pleased to…

Ross-on-Wye Neighbourhood Plan commended at national planning awards!

4th May 2021Journal

We are so pleased to share that – against some seriously tough competition – our work on the Ross-on-Wye Neighbourhood Plan has received a commendation in the category for Plan Making Excellence at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) National Awards for Planning Excellence 2021! The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established…

Mix your community engagement methods for the best results

21st April 2021Journal

The key to successful community engagement is often to use multiple engagement methods, each designed to capture the thoughts and interests of different demographics. One of our clients, the Joint Melksham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, did exactly this for their formal Regulation 14 consultation which they held during the first lockdown of the pandemic in…

Ross-on-Wye Neighbourhood Plan is a Finalist in National Awards!

15th February 2021Journal

We are excited to share that Ross-on-Wye Neighbourhood Plan has been named as a finalist in the category for Excellence in Plan Making at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021! Throughout the project, a variety of active community engagement activities were used to collect truly local evidence to produce a…