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…

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…

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…

THREE projects shortlisted for a planning award!

3rd September 2020Journal

RTPI South West and RTPI Midlands Awards for Planning Excellence 2020 We recently submitted three projects to the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) Regional Awards, so we were as pleased as punch that all three were shortlisted! The regional Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate projects and people who have helped create exceptional places and improved…

Enhancing Tree Coverage through a Neighbourhood Plan

13th May 2020Journal

As the Woodland Trust points out, trees are critical for the future of the planet and for our own wellbeing, health and happiness. The protection of existing trees alongside an aim to increase tree coverage in the Parish was a core objective of the Cam Neighbourhood Plan, a large village and parish in Stroud District.…

Neighbourhood Planning during the Coronavirus Pandemic – Referendums

9th April 2020Journal

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all referendums are now cancelled until May 2021. We have worked with a number of Neighbourhood Plans that are now stuck in this limbo period. Although it is frustrating not to proceed to the final hurdle of ‘making’ or adopting the plan with the referendum for the next year, updated…

Neighbourhood Planning Champion

30th March 2020Journal

We have a Neighbourhood Planning Champion on our team! Through the Neighbourhood Planning website, Locality facilitates a network of neighbourhood planning experts and ‘champions’. Neighbourhood Planning Champions are people across England who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in neighbourhood planning and neighbourhood development orders. As a result of her broad experience in neighbourhood…