Effective Engagement – Keep Talking, Keep Listening, Keep Evolving

October 31, 2018By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, How To, Policy

It’s become increasingly clear in recent years that local communities are becoming more engaged in the planning process, particularly where they feel passionate about individual sites or the impact of development in their areas. This doesn’t just mean old-school NIMBYism, but more a growing desire to have some influence or control over how ‘their’ areas … Read More

DCLG consultation response confirms your local shops are under threat

April 30, 2014By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Policy

The Government has published its response to the consultation exercise undertaken last year, which further extends permitted development rights to change the use of shops and banks/building societies (use class A1 and A2) to residential units, the change of use of shops to banks/building societies, extended the ability to change existing retail and commercial premises … Read More