Tom’s Jam

26th January 2023

Levelling Up – The “oven ready” cake…

Levelling Up – The “oven ready” cake… One of the central promises of the December 2019 Tory manifesto – yes, the one that delivered Boris Johnson to power! – was to introduce ‘Levelling Up’. Now, Levelling Up was a new name for an old concept, […]
20th January 2023

Slamming on the brakes on the Local Plan…

Slamming on the brakes on the Local Plan… The sound of screeching tyres as brakes are slammed on Local Plans is rising like a cacophonic symphony by a modernist composer throughout England’s ‘green and pleasant land’… There are now over 30 councils that announced delays […]
13th January 2023

To infinity and beyond! (Well…almost!)

To infinity and beyond! (Well…almost!) I found myself completely mesmerised on Monday evening as the Virgin Orbit programme launched. From Cornwall! Here in dear old Blighty! Yes, dear reader, we launched our space programme (ok, only half a century after the Americans and the Russians) […]