On 10th May 2018, we provided our consultation response on the revised, draft NPPF to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Here is an overview of what we shared with them.
Category Archives: Industry Comment
By Executive Director, Rob Hindle.
Delivered at the recent CLA Buckinghamshire Debate on – IS IT TIME FOR THE GREEN BELT TO GO OR BE MORE FLEXIBLE?
Green Belt policy has been highly effective in meeting the original aim of maintaining the openness and permanence of Green Belt land. However, as with any national policy, there is room for improvement as circumstances change. And with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) consultation taking place, now is the time for such improvement. Read More
By Associate Director, James Ellis.
Some of the most valued heritage in our rural British towns, villages and hamlets is the result of small-scale residential development that has taken place in previous centuries. Modest, incremental and organic growth of villages, well-designed and built to last using good-quality materials.
Think, for example, ‘Hovis Hill’ in Shaftesbury or many of the historic groups of village houses seen in TV shows such as Endeavour or Downton Abbey. Would they receive permission if the subject of a planning application in the 21st century? We think they should, but is the answer that simple anymore? Read More
By Director of Planning, Duncan Hartley
The Government’s much valued National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is up for its first review. Read More
The latest Cabinet reshuffle sees the appointment of a new housing and planning minister, to a newly branded ‘Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’, signalling an increased priority placed upon the continuing housing crisis.
Recently, we heard the announcement that by 2020 high-speed broadband will be a legal right for every home and business in the UK. We were delighted to hear news that hopefully rural areas in the UK would be able to benefit from fast broadband, supporting commercial enterprise in the countryside. Read More
By James Podesta, Head of Planning
We were delighted to see this very interesting article in the Yorkshire Post last Sunday in relation to housing development in rural Yorkshire. It’s great to see the importance of development in these areas being championed.
By Duncan Hartley, Director of Planning
So often we hear the conflicting issues of a planning proposal when proving an application, so it was quite a novelty to hear the Archers getting involved in the debate the other day. If you haven’t heard it – have a listen here. Read More
A good start for environmental and social outcomes, but don’t forget the economic! Read More