The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has announced it is planning to hold "at least" 35 virtual hearings, inquiries and examinations in June as it "scales up" its capacity to process more cases.
Reports on plans to open a quarry based on a 1950s planning permission and opposition by some environmental groups to yesterday's consent for 'Britain’s largest solar farm' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
Business secretary Alok Sharma has granted consent for the UK’s largest solar farm in Kent, the first such project to be determined under the streamlined planning regime for major infrastructure, after placing "substantial weight" on its contribution to renewable energy generation.
- Principal Development Management Planning Officer Carrington West West Midlands
- Development Management Planning Officer Carrington West London (Central), London (Greater)
- Director of City Development & Growth - East Midlands Oyster Partnership East Midlands
- Spatial Planning and Design Team Leader St Albans District Council St Albans, Hertfordshire
- Senior Spatial Planning Officer St Albans District Council St Albans, Hertfordshire
- Things Are Looking Up Oyster Partnership South East England
- Planning Compliance Manager LB Tower Hamlets Tower Hamlets
- Head of Planning Strategy Historic England London (Central), London (Greater)
- Planning Policy & Strategy Manager Blaby District Council Office
- Senior Planner / Planning Manager Landstrom Group Limited Brighton, East Sussex
Our list of the number of appeals determined between 2017 and 2020.
Our map of the number of housing appeals of five or more units in England between 2017 and 2020.
Our list of the councils that have had the highest proportion of appeals allowed for housing schemes of five or more homes determined between 2017 and 2020.
Our list of the councils that have had the lowest proportion of appeals allowed for housing schemes of five or more homes determined between 2017 and 2020.
Covid-19 experience provides plan-makers with opportunity to improve engagement, by Catriona Riddell
One of the positive bi-products of our Covid-19 experience has been getting to know our neighbours and wider communities better, something that has been helped enormously by the use of digital technology.
A recent High Court decision on a case from Oxfordshire considered the relevant factors to be taken into account by councils when determining whether to exercise their power to make a public path diversion order (PPO). The decision raises points for councils, vendors, purchasers and owners of adjacent land.
Planning's cartoonist casts his eye over the month's news....
The Covid-19 lockdown has forced the government to initiate a massive experiment in digital planning. Procedures that have always relied on physical methods of communication are now being handled online.
Since, broadly speaking, the distant consequences of actions are more uncertain than the immediate consequences, it is seldom justifiable to embark on any policy on the ground that, though harmful in the present, it will be beneficial in the long run.”
In early March my wife and I were in Galicia touring the paradors, the heritage hotel chain run by the state.