New Urbanism In A New World…

We’re nearly a year into a global pandemic. It was just before Christmas in 2019 that news reports were suggesting that a mysterious new virus was starting to spread around China. By March 2020 we were in lockdown. Suddenly we came to realise just how temporary the status quo would be. Life happens… A couple of years ago we kinda went off on one, lamenting the cultural deserts and battery-homes that our car-centric societies have built. In 2020 we came to realise that when you can’t travel, you start to rely on your local communities far more. This is great … Continue reading New Urbanism In A New World…

Proposed changes to Planning Policy regarding Retail Centre Development

You may wonder what something like this is doing on a cycling website. Well, put simply, this is all about destinations and the Active Travel Act. Many of our retail parks were established with little regard to visitors who may not have a car. This appears to be about to change, if a new Welsh Government consultation is anything to go by… The aim of the review is to update PPW Chapter 10 and TAN4 so that it is in line with a Welsh Government objective to enhance the vitality, attractiveness and viability of established centres. Source: Welsh Government | … Continue reading Proposed changes to Planning Policy regarding Retail Centre Development