A blog about planning, planning law and planning policy

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The information on this blog is not intended to be advice, legal or otherwise. You should not rely on it and I do not accept liability in connection with it. If you do have a planning law question on which you would like advice, seek legal advice from a suitably qualified solicitor. Specific advice should be sought for specific problems.

Extending the scope of the Infrastructure Planning System

When the Planning Act 2008 was in preparation, it was always envisaged that it could be extended to other forms of development. Well the ministerial statement last week specifically contemplates that to speed up the system. Eric Pickles said:

“…we now intend to review the thresholds for some of the existing categories in the regime, […]

Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England

The Government launched this strategy today, part of its proposals to stimulate growth, recognising the role played by new housing. I met with some architects last week and as we discussed the Government’s Plan for Growth, they practically fell about laughing when I took them through the policy of giving greater power to local communities […]

NPPF – a need for reasoned debate.

Twenty-three former presidents of the RTPI have written to the Telegraph today calling for reasoned debate on the draft NPPF and offering the resources of the RTPI to mediate what they call the openly-hostile debate. That is very helpful.

The National Trust can perhaps claim to have got the ball rolling with its petition […]