Kettering is located in one of the richest Countries in the World, within an hour's travelling of over 5 cities and 3 other County towns. What is going on?The 'vision' of town-planners and politicians, they are making an effort but have largely failed us to...

Despite his weird attraction to a misplaced glorification of the past, Prince Charles' heart is in the right place. His belief in such ideas as locally sustainable supply chains, and valuing sustainable urbanism is not misplaced though.Portmeirion (Northamptonshire born architect) and Poundbury (Prince Charles' baby) 'work' for reasons subtly...

In attending a variety of Networking groups and the associated variety of people it is clear that the days of architects sitting behind a brass plaque and watch the work come flooding in are gone. Unfortunately there is no local alternative for professional businesses in...

I've been reading my extensive library again and found some gems (and my comment) from between the wars that are still relevant today but completely ignored by most non-architects and builders:Bathrooms should be conveniently placed near the bedrooms they serve, but WCs screened as...

The Government has prepared a report to promote and support Garden Villages (Locally-Led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities, March 2016). In it there is the following statement: "We are supporting a new wave of garden cities, towns, villages and communities in Bicester, Basingstoke, Didcot, Ebbsfleet, North...