News and Comment

At Hewdon, we do a lot of writing. Most of it is in the form of reports to clients, but we also publish blogs and write for the RICS journals. Sometimes we publish longer unsponsored papers on subjects that interest us and Dominic Williams has also written peer-reviewed articles for Local Economy.

Recent Posts

  • s123 LGA 1972 - Alongside the 2018 Budget was a small announcement about an obscure piece of legislation that probably passed most people by.  Buried in a consultation entitled “Planning Reform: Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes” were proposals to reform the General Consent Order for s.123 Local Government Act  1972. S123 prohibits the …
  • Town Centres - On 22 October 2018, Dominic Williams gave evidence to a House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into “High Streets and Town Centres in 2030”. He was speaking mainly about landlord and investor behaviour but it a subject on which we have much wider expertise. Dominic wrote the 2016 RICS Information Note on the subject and …
  • House of Commons Library - The House of Commons Library is accessible at https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/commonslibrary/   and it is one of the most valuable trade secrets I know. The Library produces reports on almost any topic that is under consideration by Parliament in formats ranging from weekly briefings and briefing packs for debates to deeper research papers often covering the history of …
  • We help make things happen - 2016 was memorable for having too much news; we are still adjusting to the new world, like everyone else. But in the middle of upheaval, it was good to see some of our work take physical shape. There are now housing developments under way at North Walsham, Loddon and Little Plumstead in Norfolk assisted by …
  • Local Economy - The Local Economy Policy Unit at London Southbank University was started in the 1980s. LEPU is responsible for publishing “Local Economy” a peer-reviewed academic journal. Dominic Williams is a member of the editorial board of Local Economy and has contributed a number of articles including “Spatial Dimensions of Social Mobility”, the article that was awarded …
  • Dominic’s Blog - Dominic Williams writes his own blog , “In my own time” at http://dominicwilliamshewdon.blogspot.co.uk/  The views expressed are his alone.