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As part of my PhD research I am currently rolling out a survey designed to be taken by professionals involved in a range of historic environment roles, particularly those who deal with the built heritage, from listed buildings, to historic … Continue reading
Last week I was in the City of York Council’s brand new West Offices building, a tasteful and modern refurbishment of a Grade 2* Listed former railway building. I was pleased by how well the building’s heritage had been treated … Continue reading
So the National Planning Policy Framework has been released. Because there is so much commentary available at the moment (just see Andrew Lainton’s furious posting over the past 24 hours) I’m going to focus my attention on the implications of … Continue reading
Since this will be my last blog before the National planning policy framework is set to be released, I thought I’d reflect on just how little we know going into the publication of the final document that is expected (although … Continue reading
The release of the National Planning Policy Framework is apparently imminent, and the rumour mill is churning! But what exactly ought we to believe? Newsnight stuck its neck out to say no major changes on Tuesday 6th, but today (Thursday … Continue reading
In the context of the recent debate over the NPPF I have wondered just how one ought to reconcile the government’s proposed policy emphasis for the spatial planning system with existing (indeed ongoing) commitments to the management of landscapes under … Continue reading