Northern Ballet: 50th Anniversary Gala

Impact Planning Services are proud to have sponsored two dancers at the Northern Ballet, Rachael Gillespie, a First Soloist and Ashley Dixon a Principal Soloist. Rachael began dancing at the Judith Hockaday School of Dance and Drama (Swindon) and Central School of Ballet. Rachael joined the Northern Ballet in 2007 and previously danced with Scottish […]

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Need for Elected Member Training

by Robert Gillespie           Thoughts on the process involved in Planning Committees reaching decisions on planning applications. The need for elected member training I dread to count the number of planning committees which I have attended having witnessed what can only be described as “palm tree justice”.  Not all my clients’ […]

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Merry Christmas from all at IPS

It has been a busy year for all at IPS and in celebration of the past years’ hard work the team enjoyed a festive evening of tapas and drinks in Swindon. We’d like to thank everyone with whom we’ve worked over the past year. We wish you the very best for the festive season, and […]

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Congratulations to Benjamin Seward!

Congratulations to our colleague Ben who has completed his Masters Studies at Oxford Brookes University, graduating with an MSc (hons) in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management. Ben completed his studies over the past 2 years whilst continuing to work at IPS. The course covered a wide range of topics including Neighbourhood Planning, GIS Modelling, EIA […]

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Swindon Borough Local Plan Review 2036: Regulation 19 Consultation

Swindon Borough Council are currently carrying out a review of the current Local Plan for the Borough of Swindon. Housing delivery in Swindon is increasingly reliant on large-scale new communities allocated for development in the Local Plan 2026, including the New Eastern Villages and Kingsdown. Due to delays in delivering these strategic sites, there is […]

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Submission of Application for Residential Development at Croft Yard, Wanborough

IPS is pleased to announce the submission of an application to Swindon Borough Council for the development of 9 residential dwellings at Croft Yard, Wanborough. The application site is located within the village’s urban framework, adjacent to the rural settlement boundary and to the east of the village of Upper Wanborough. The site is a […]

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Swindon Borough Local Plan Review 2036: Emerging Strategies Public Consultation

Swindon Borough Council are currently carrying out a review of the current Local Plan for the Borough of Swindon. Housing delivery in Swindon is increasingly reliant on large-scale new communities allocated for development in the Local Plan 2026, including the New Eastern Villages and Kingsdown. Due to delays in delivering these strategic sites, there is […]

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Call for Sites: Cotswold District

Cotswold District Council has commenced a ‘Call for Sites’ for potential housing, employment, retail, commercial, community and/or other uses. The Call for Sites will inform the Council’s Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) and other Local Plan evidence documents. The SHELAA provides a broad-brush assessment of the development potential of sites across the […]

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Swindon Charity Ball 2019

Members of the IPS team enjoyed a fantastic evening at the Swindon Charity Ball 2019. This year the theme for the black-tie event, held at the Marriott Hotel was “Shanghai Nights”. It was the 30th anniversary of the Ball which has now raised in excess of £1 million for local charities. IPS Managing Director and […]

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North Wiltshire Crematorium Now Open

IPS is pleased to see that North Wiltshire Crematorium in Royal Wootton Bassett has opened to the public this week. IPS assisted the Crematoria Management Ltd’s project team achieving planning permission for this high-quality development. This included organising a local exhibition public consultation event to inform members of the public about the proposals. IPS has […]

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