Have you seen the new Editors Notes on DCP Online?

Editors Notes have been reformatted to make it easier to see what has changed and where you can find further information. Like information is grouped together under headings and the most recent information appears at the top of each heading, making it easier to understand important new changes.

The Editors Notes feature on DCP Online is the place to check for the most recent information relating to that section, somewhat similar to sticking a note or bookmark on the page. Typically the DCP Editor notes down new appeals of interest, changes in legislation, PlanningResource articles he finds or related court cases. So anything new happening since we last updated this section appears here. As part of an ongoing programme of enhancements and quality improvement to DCP, we have re-formatted Editors Notes to make it easier to see quickly important changes and provide links to related appeals, stories or documents.

Below you will find a sample of the new Editors Notes

All information within the notes have now been grouped together under the headings of

  • Legislation
  • Guidance
  • Court cases
  • Appeal cases
  • Ombudsman cases
  • Articles
  • Related DCP sections

For each section we also include when the section was last updated.

Under each of these headings we have standardised the entires, including a date where known or applicable, a title and summary and reference for further information, including a link to the document if applicable. Items are added at the top of each applicable heading, so the most recent appeal cases will appear at the top of the list of appeal cases, most recent changes in legislation at the top of the legislation section etc.

For dates, if only the year/month is known, we fill in these and use 00 for unknown day/month. If the date is not known, we simply leave as 00/00/0000. Similarly unknown references are left as reference unknown. We are slowly working though these to update and complete information.  We are also looking to standardise all journal references.

Now that Editors Notes are fully searchable the additional information added will make them easier to find as well as easier to understand the relevance of the note. We hope you like the new format, please let us know what you think. For more information on Editors Notes, click on related articles at the bottom of this page.

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