Planner James boosts consultancy’s growth

A leading planning consultancy in Bournemouth has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new planner following sustained business demand. Dorset-based Ken Parke Planning Consultants Ltd (KPPC) has hired chartered town planner James Blake to facilitate ongoing strategic business growth.

New depot secured for Abellio London Bus

ALB, which operates 740 buses on 52 routes – nine per cent of the buses in the capital for Transport for London (TfL) – has to relocate as its current depot in North Hyde Gardens, Hayes is to be redeveloped. Property Consultancy Vail Williams sourced the new site – just two miles from the existing depot – and then helped secure sui generis planning permission for expanding ALB, never an easy task when applied to bus depots. 

Affordable homes plan for Weymouth

Much-needed new affordable homes are set to be built in Weymouth. Charitable housing association BCHA is intending to develop a mix of 31 houses and flats off Radipole Lane at Southill. A planning application for the £4.5 million scheme was being submitted to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council this week. The site is currently occupied by the 25-unit Marchesi House … Read More

Blue Sky’s the limit for duo

Two new faces have strengthened the team of experts at a growing Dorset financial planning firm. Poole-based Blue Sky Financial Planning has appointed Trainee Paraplanner Michelle Watson and Pip Campbell as Head of Administration, as it expands its extensive services to clients. Managing Director Gary Neild said: “Our business continues to develop as more people turn to wealth planners for … Read More

Blue Sky thinking over stock market correction

A presentation by Blue Sky Financial Planning heard that recent heavy falls in global stock markets have created a new sense of realism. Gary Neild, managing director and owner of the Poole-based firm, told nearly 60 attendees that investors across the globe had been in danger of complacency because of a lack of volatility last year. Although share prices suffered … Read More

Wasted opportunity

Poole MP Robert Syms visited concerned businessmen who are opposing potential plans to build a huge waste recycling plant next door to Tower Park. The site on Ling Road is one of several identified for Dorset County Council’s up-coming Draft Waste Plan. But locals say the site is unsuitable for the proposed food recycling due to the smell, health concerns … Read More