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BLOG CATEGORY ARCHIVE - Planning

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary...

5th April 2012, by

The appointment of Mary Portas 'The Queen of Shops' in the Summer of 2011 to conduct an independent review into the state of our high streets and town centres was a surprise to many in the property and development community.

Now that we have had time to digest the...

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National Planning Policy Framework Finally Published

28th March 2012, by

Yesterday's publication and immediate implementation of the long-awaited National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has to be welcomed. It sweeps away the byzantine edifice or prevailing planning guidance in favour of just 49 pages of 'broad brush' guidance to local planning...

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National Planning Policy Framework to be Published

23rd March 2012, by

Despite assurances made only last week that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) would be issued alongside the Budget, it did not in fact appear and, we will now have to wait until Tuesday to see it. 

The comments made by George Osborne in his speech in...

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Planning Enforcement Orders

15th March 2012, by

Under the Localism Act new provisions for the enforcement of breaches of planning control will come into effect in England & Wales from 6 April 2012.  These give Local Planning Authorities (LPA's) powers to decline to determine retrospective planning applications...

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Pressure on Government to Strengten Protection of Town Centres

13th October 2011, by

Alongside the high profile battle currently being fought out in the media between the government and environmental, conservation and local interest groups on the National Planning Policy Framework and its apparent relaxation of planning rules on development, it now appears that...

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