Monthly Archives: November 2011

Planning Policy Update

Details of revisions to local planning policies continue to emerge, with the latest movement towards Ministers plans to publish a prospectus shortly, inviting councils and communities to identify opportunities for “locally planned large scale development, which will take advantage of … Continue reading

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Planning Reforms Update

The recently produced document, ‘Laying the foundation: A housing strategy forEngland’ sets out the latest government views on the future of residential planning and development. Interestingly the government identify that they cannot set targets from Whitehall, and seek to revoke … Continue reading

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Changes In Policies For Climate Change

A recently produced draft statement sets out a profession based view of climate change. It describes scientific evidence, the pace and scale of change, economic and sustainability background, urgency for action and the key drivers now increasingly converting climate change … Continue reading

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Town Planning Push Towards Reform

As we now approach the final stages of localism, the pressure is mounting within both the public and private sector in terms of viewing the potential impact of the Bill. Questions regarding neighbourhood plans, how the government will incentivise the … Continue reading

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Royal Town Planning Institute Delivers Verdict

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has recently released its formal comments for consideration. One of the main concerns revolves around the lack of clarity of the National Planning Policy (NPPF).  The points have been summarised below: Clarification of the … Continue reading

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