Hi I am Skyz, originally from Hong Kong. I completed my undergraduate degree in planning back in 2016 and have been working in the public sector ever since. I have previously worked within planning and have involved in various projects and specialised fields. Building on these knowledges and experiences, I am now specialised in the design aspect within the built environment.

Working in the public sector has provided me with a unique insight into learning and engaging with different aspects of the planning system and the importance of design quality. The role of the Local Planning Authority is essential as it ensures the development is in the public interest, by weighing against economic, environmental and social benefits and drawbacks. I have managed to gain a wide range of experiences and further develop my interest alongside expertise by working with various teams and people across the Councils.

Outside work, I like to be active with fitness and exercising. Also, I like exploring and observing areas surrounding me, as it is quite often you will find something interesting.

Why are there so few tall buildings in the UK?

Recently, a 305m tulip tower with leisure, tourist and education facilities has obtained planning approval by the City of London Corporation. The proposed scheme will be located on 20 Bury Street, beside the Gherkin Tower and other tall buildings. Locally in Newcastle, a 82m tall building proposal in Rutherford Street has granted permission back in…
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BfL 12: Axwell Park

Axwell Park is a development located Derwent Valley, a suburban area in Blaydon Gateshead. It comprises of Axwell Park Hall and its historic estate lands, which collectively forms the ‘Axwell Park Estate’. The site is within the designated Axwell Park Conservation Area with Axwell Park Hall as a Grade II* listed building. Developed by Eight…
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