Bidwells’ Planner Mike Jones, shares his thoughts on updated National Planning Policy and what this means for development and decision making.
Following a busy year working on multiple school planning projects across the East of England, Planning Partner Mike Jones answers questions on the role of education in the ever-moving playing field of planning policy and his wider experience of education in the planning process.
The political football that is the Green Belt ruling emotions over logic, for the future growth in Hertfordshire.
This weekend, when we least expected it, the Government released their latest planning reform. The latest consultation is a real ‘beauty’ and adds some exciting content to the Building Better, Building Beautiful commissions’ ‘Living with Beauty’ report.
Reform was promised and change is very much the order of the day for this Government with the latest changes to use classes and permitted development rights. Mike Jones, Planning Partners highlights the fundamental changes to use classes which come in to force on the 1st September 2020.
With the Prime Minister promising the most radical reform of the planning system since WW2, Planning Partner Mike Jones asks if we need more haste and less speed.
The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission's (BBBBC) report ‘Living with Beauty: Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Growth’ was published last month and advocates a proposed overhaul of the current planning system, to be replaced by a new development and planning framework.
Plan:MK was adopted on the 20th March as the strategic Local Plan document to shape growth of the borough for a minimum of 26,500 homes, almost a year after submission. Planning Partner, Mike Jones explains the key areas of the plan.
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