This week I undertook some mapping work using the mapping website GOAD. I plotted out the various A1 use retail units on a particular high street to help establish how a proposed development would affect the primary shopping frontage of this town centre. This is a useful skill to demonstrate in the RTPI APC log book.
As well as some large scale projects I am working on smaller planning applications. I have been assisting on a change of use for a retail unit in a shopping centre outside of London. The unit is currently in A1 Use (shops) but this is proposed to be changed to A2 Use (Bureau de change).
On Wednesday I attended our monthly lunchtime Planning CPD session. This involved a talk given by Envriron and covered a background into Environmental Impact Assessments, these are sometimes needed to accompany planning applications.