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Telegram from the Queen?
As a postscript to my last post on the National Planning Policy Framework (can you have a post postscript?), I see that MPs held a debate on it this week. Planning minister Greg Clark introduced the debate by citing a lot of things that the NPPF does. He said, ‘The NPPF makes it crystal clear...
27 Apr 2012
Green or grey development?
We now know for sure that England’s National Planning Policy Framework will be published next Tuesday. But nothing yet is certain about its content. We suspect that there has been much wrangling between Government departments behind the scenes, including over the definition of sustainable development...
23 Mar 2012
Sustainable development, I presume
Yesterday, the Westminster government launched its long-awaited draft of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and a full public consultation that will run until 17 th October. Whilst this type of Whitehall paper-pushing can seem irrelevant to day-to-day life, it will have the potential to...
26 Jul 2011
England is a special place
As followers of this blog will know, the RSPB is busy right now saving many special places, from Dungeness to the Tana River Delta in Kenya. While colleagues are immersed in the Lydd public inquiry and other forthcoming inquiries and cases around the country, we’re fighting a battle on another...
2 Mar 2011
Localism or parochialism?
The Government’s Localism Bill gets its first debate in the House of Commons on Monday. As I blogged on 16 December, it’s a long and complex piece of legislation, and that’s just the bits on planning. We’ve been working through the detail, discussing it with officials and have...
13 Jan 2011
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