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As part of the Government’s reform of the planning system, the Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a new planning practice guidance web-based resource for England to link with the National Planning Policy Framework.
This announcement was accompanied by a written statement from the Planning Minister, Nick Boles, which claims this streamlines planning guidance.
While the planning practice guidance (e-PPG) replaces over 150 previous guidance documents it still represents over 40 guidance notes on a range of topics and planning processes...
After retendering its town planning services, Sainsbury’s has confirmed it is to continue its long term relationship with WYG by awarding a new 3 year contract across the South East, South West, Wales and the West Midlands for its main store estate.
Multidisciplinary consultancy WYG, has provided town planning services to Sainsbury’s for over 25 years, helping them to build new stores, extend existing ones and create other improvements to their estate. Their support has helped them regain the ‘No 2’ UK supermarket spot by reference to customer share. Building on that success, Sainsbury’s has reaffirmed their support to WYG by increasing the geographic areas across which the framework agreement stretches.
In addition to the South East, South West and Wales where WYG have acted on a regional basis for the past 10 years, they have now been awarded additional areas including: Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
John Whittaker, Director said: ‘Over the past 3 years, WYG has obtained planning permission for 28 new stores for Sainsbury’s across our regions. We are delighted to have our achievements recognised through the award of this new contract which will secure our services into 2017. This framework puts us in a great position to help Sainsbury’s drive their business forward as they target ever challenging locations in a very competitive market.’
Multi-disciplinary consultancy, WYG has appointed Jeff Evans as an Associate to strengthen its waste management team who will be based at headquarters in Leeds aiming to spearhead business development in the North.
Jeff brings a wealth of experience to the role from working in both the public and private sector and has a PhD in Environmental Engineering...
WYG is delighted to announce that 3 of our engineering team colleagues; Babak Soltanahmadi, Ed Prior and Matthew Brayfield, have gained recognition by the Engineering Council as Chartered Engineers through the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
At WYG we value our people and feel proud when they strive to achieve professional qualifications such as this.
Babak Soltanahmadi, based in our London office said: ‘It feels amazing to be successful in the process and finally be a Chartered Engineer with the CIBSE. It’s given me a huge boost in confidence in my day to day role as an engineer and most certainly worth all the hard work.’ He added: ‘I am proud that I have continued to learn and develop since leaving University and now have recognition and credit for the knowledge I've gained throughout my career...