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Placemaking Weekly Bulletin
Placemaking Weekly Bulletin 20th February 2019
 
Weekly email highlights from Placemaking Resource, the information hub for people involved in creating great places. Including advice, case studies, research summaries, comment and news.
 
Need to Know
Need to know: Housebuilder and Tesco unite in plan to redevelop store site Need to know: Housebuilder and Tesco unite in plan to redevelop store site
Weston Homes and the supermarket giant are partnering with the aim of developing 1,400 homes on a north east London supermarket site.
 
Coming up 
Coming up: Health and wellbeing hub for Wakefield Coming up: Health and wellbeing hub for Wakefield
New leisure and wellbeing centre is intended to help combat childhood obesity, mental health conditions and isolation.
 
Opinion
Opinion: No-deal exit could throw planning law into turmoil Opinion: No-deal exit could throw planning law into turmoil
As if the possible impact on jobs, the economy and housebuilding rates weren't enough, the growing prospect of a "no-deal" Brexit also raises fears of planners being mired in legal confusion over former EU rules.
 
Case study
Case study: Redefining the public realm Case study: Redefining the public realm
University of Birmingham's new open space at its Edgbaston campus combines planting and technological innovation to create a multi-functional public realm, writes Josephine Smit.
 
Advice
Advice: Promoting housing for people to downsize into Advice: Promoting housing for people to downsize into
Planning policies are needed to encourage under-occupiers of large family housing to encourage them to 'downsize' to smaller and more convenient homes, finds Ben Kochan.
 
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