Town and Country Planning
A full house for the referendum debate

23 May 2016 | Ridge News

The Insurance Room at Cheltenham Racecourse was full on Friday as people attended, an informative and, at times, passionate and loud debate on the forthcoming European Referendum.  HPP, in conjunction with the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce, hosted the debate on 20th May. 

HPP team completes the Cotswold Way in a day

27 April 2016 | Ridge News

On Thursday, staff at Hunter Page Planning ran the entire Cotswold Way route in aid of the charity, Cancer Research. The 102 mile route follows the Cotswold Way National Trail along the limestone escarpment from Bath to Chipping Campden. The route traverses the largest Area of Outstanding Beauty in England and Wales and is extremely hilly. Due to the extent and number of hills, it is a brutal route for runners, however greatly enhanced by the outstanding views of the countryside and chocolate box pretty villages.

The Europe Debate – In or Out

27 April 2016 | Ridge News

We are all aware that on the 23rd June we will be asked to vote on whether we stay in or leave the European Union. This has proved to be a very controversial issue, splitting the opinion of Government Ministers. At present very little information is available to the general public about the benefits of staying in or leaving.

HPP, in conjunction with the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a debate on the European Referendum on the 20 May 2016. HPP has secured some passionate and well informed speakers from both sides.

Redevelopment of Whiteley Village, Surrey

11 April 2016 | Ridge News

HPP are delighted to have won a tender for the submission of a full planning application for works at Whitely Village. In brief, Whitely Village is an estate covering 225 acres and is situated to the south of Walton-On-Thames. The estate currently comprises a planned village which provides homes to nearly 500 older people.

A new recruit at HPP

30 March 2016 | Ridge News

A warm welcome to HPP's newest recruit, Emily Penkett. Emily joins the Cheltenham team as an assistant planner following her graduation at Leeds University. Emily, who obtained work experience with HPP in 2014, will be assisting Director Guy Wakefield on a range of projects including the submission of applications and appeals.

Fun and Frolics in Hamburg

22 December 2015 | Ridge News

It's that time of year again where HPP set off on their annual Christmas trip to an unknown European destination! All staff headed for Gatwick Airport early doors, where it was announced that the 2015 Christmas trip destination was Hamburg!

HPP recruits three new members of staff to meet expansion programme

2 December 2015 | Ridge News

HPP has recruited three new members of staff to help meet the rising demand for work from new and existing clients. Two of the new recruits, Emma Greening and Amber Barns, are located at the Swindon office, whilst Nyall McCauley joins the Cheltenham team.

Emma Greening started with HPP in November and is located at the Swindon office. Within her capacity as a Planner, Emma will be assisting director, Giles Brockbank, and associate, Ben Read, with their projects.

Amber Barnes, also joins the Swindon office within the administration team where she will be responsible for the proper administration of all reception affairs.

Nyall joins HPP as an apprentice within the administration team at Cheltenham, where he will be responsible for the proper administration of all reception affairs of the company.

HPP extend a warm welcome to Emma, Amber and Nyall and anticipate that they will fit in well with the existing team.

HPP shortlisted for another award

26 October 2015 | Ridge News

HPP has been shortlisted from a strong field of candidates for the second annual Planning Awards; Planning Awards 2015. The awards recognise excellence by all players in the planning system such as local authorities, consultants, developers and lawyers. HPP have been shortlisted for an award in the Stakeholder Engagement in Planning category. HPPs submission for this particular category included reference to the Community Partnership Board, which is a community liaison group initiated, formulated and coordinated by HPP. This Board was influential during the preparation and consideration of a proposed development at a former RAF base near Nottingham. The Board was considered to be an effective medium through which to communicate ideas and proposals and receive comments from the local community through the formulation of the design process. The CPB included local residents, Parish, District and County Councillors and other interested parties. The local community responded well to the CPB as it allowed them direct access and communication with the developer and the LPA.

The Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday,17th November at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, W1G 0AE.

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