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  1. No kneejerk reaction to South Oxfordshire plan
    17 May, 2019
    No kneejerk reaction to South Oxfordshire plan
    Rob Allaway, managing director of DevComms, assesses the new political landscape in South Oxfordshire and its impact on the Local Plan. The new Liberal Democrat led administration at South Oxfordshire District Council has given an indication of its initial priorities. The Conservatives lost control of the Council on May 3, leaving it in no overall control and with seats spread across six different political groups. At the full council meeting on May 16, the council voted for a new leader –
  2. How Grazeley garden town may grow
    17 May, 2019
    How Grazeley garden town may grow
    Partner Karen Jones, head of Blandy & Blandy LLP’s planning & environmental law team, looks behind the issue of a possible major development at Grazeley, which, along with other areas, has been awarded Government funding to develop plans to become a garden town.  Government funding The government recently announced £3.7 million of funding to help five areas in England further develop their plans to become a garden town, one of which is in the local Thames Valley region. The Ministry of
  3. Wise words: 'Thames Valley is in good shape'
    16 May, 2019
    Wise words: 'Thames Valley is in good shape'
    One of the key changes Keith Wise has seen in the office market over almost 30 years in the Thames Valley has been a shift in the approach of occupiers. Mr Wise, director at consultant Campbell Gordon, has been helping shape the market in Reading and the Thames Valley over that period and won recognition for his efforts when he was named winner of the Outstanding Contribution award at the Thames Valley Property Awards on May 2. Thames Tap dropped into the refurbished offices at Reading Bridge
  4. Do tech advancements spell the death of the office?
    14 May, 2019
    Do tech advancements spell the death of the office?
    Amid the increasing speed of change in the way people work, David Thomas, partner at property adviser and Thames Tap partner Vail Williams LLP, asks if a revolution is coming - or if it is simply the beginning of the end for the office as we know it. If office design, technology and developments in work culture are anything to go by, it wouldn’t be impossible to imagine an office-less world in the future. For the time being, however, businesses should get to grips with how technology and

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