Tag Archives: Planning

Another Treasury bloodying for England’s heritage

This afternoon (26th June 2013) we are expecting the announcement of the Government’s most recent spending review. It is not going to be good news for English Heritage. Across the board a cut of 8% will really bite an organisation … Continue reading

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Surveying professional attitudes towards heritage

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

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Worrying cuts to York’s Historic Environment Services proposed

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

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Is now the time for local heritage lists?

With the final NPPF now known and currently being digested by all interested parties, heritage practitioners can begin to think about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead (without relying on wild speculation about policy constraints). Historic environment NGOs must … Continue reading

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Heritage responses to the NPPF

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

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NPPF: On the outside

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

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The NPPF Rumour Mill

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

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Assessing landscape in the NPPF and European Landscape Convention

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

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The war over planning reform

One of the most distressing terms to any political pragmatist must surely be ‘u-turn’; a u-turn is what any politician, party, or government do when they change their stances or opinions, or alter policies – at all, seemingly. The media … Continue reading

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