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It is not often that planning policy captures the national news headlines but this has occurred recently following the Government’s proposal to simplify and streamline national guidance. Publication of its National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) has triggered a heated debate … Continue reading
Leeds-based firm, Walton & Co (Planning Lawyers), has advised Drakelow Developments Limited and E.ON Power on successfully gaining planning permission for Drakelow Park at Burton on Trent. David Walton and James Cook of Walton & Co both worked within a … Continue reading
Compared to the draft, the final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) retains its brevity while significantly strengthening and clarifying policy guidance. Before looking at the main changes it is useful to acknowledge four inbuilt limitations to the … Continue reading
Uncertainty caused in equal measure by successive Governments has stalled the development plan system. The new development plan system is however now being embraced by local councils at some pace. The latest delay relating to the abolition (or not) of … Continue reading