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Chancellor’s brownfield pledge will get Britain building now. But Green Belt must be part of the long term plan}

Chancellor’s brownfield pledge will get Britain building now. But Green Belt must be part of the long term plan

7th October 2015

Planning experts at commercial property consultancy Vail Williams have welcomed the Chancellor’s plans to speed up brownfield development – but warned that suitable Green Belt sites must be part of any long term solution.

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Autumn Statement: From George the Slasher, to George the Builder

26th November 2015

Yesterday’s Autumn Statement saw the launch of what is arguably the largest investment in affordable housing since the 1970s, but has Government gone far enough to ensure it can deliver on its housing targets?

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Vail Williams: Autumn Statement brings welcome planning changes – but does it go far enough?

30th November 2015

The Chancellor delivered planning policy announcements in his Autumn Statement that have been welcomed by the property industry – but it left many development questions unanswered.

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Vail Williams: Enterprise M3 Zone expansion matches region’s growing ambition

1st December 2015

Commercial property consultant Vail Williams has given a warm welcome to the Chancellor’s announcement in the Autumn Statement that the Enterprise M3 Zone is to be expanded.

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Overcoming the obstacles to Brownfield development}

Overcoming the obstacles to Brownfield development

3rd December 2015

Much rhetoric pre-election centred around the need to release more Brownfield land for development, not just to address the housing shortage, but to provide additional employment areas within our towns and cities.

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Guildford Borough Council adopts new £3.4m Local Plan}

Guildford Borough Council adopts new £3.4m Local Plan

30th April 2019

After much debate and some strong local opposition, Guildford Borough Council has adopted a new Local Plan to replace its outdated 2003 planning policy document.

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Why a phased approach to the acquisition process pays}

Why a phased approach to the acquisition process pays

7th May 2019

No matter what type of organisation you are - from business, educational institution to hospital or charity – it’s important to ensure that your premises is flexible and works for you.

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Moving commercial home – plan early to achieve your aims}

Moving commercial home – plan early to achieve your aims

9th May 2019

So, you need to move commercial premises, but when should you start planning for this?

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<strong>Vail Williams appoints diamond of a graduate</strong>}

Vail Williams appoints diamond of a graduate

29th August 2019

We're pleased to have appointed graduate planner Gemma Perry to join our growing office in Crawley, the heart of the Gatwick diamond region.

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<strong>Comfortable Conservative majority: what will it mean for the property sector?</strong>}

Comfortable Conservative majority: what will it mean for the property sector?

16th December 2019

When the Prime Minister called the December 2019 election, his aim was to achieve a parliamentary majority in order to ‘get Brexit done’.

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<strong>Build, build build: Will planning changes deliver development or delay?</strong>}

Build, build build: Will planning changes deliver development or delay?

21st July 2020

The Prime Minister recently set out the first steps in his strategy to ‘rebuild Britain and fuel economic recovery’ across the UK with the aim to ‘build back better, build back greener, build back faster.’

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<p><strong>Local Plan updates in Gatwick region</strong></p>}

Local Plan updates in Gatwick region

14th January 2021

Multiple local authorities across the Gatwick region are updating their local plans, but now is the time to get involved and have your say.

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<p><strong>Will the Environmental Bill deliver on environmental expectations?</strong></p>}

Will the Environmental Bill deliver on environmental expectations?

4th February 2021

The Environmental Bill is in the process of becoming law, but what are the main proposals and how is it going to affect planning and development going forwards. Ben Christian debates the implications.

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