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Chris Jones

Chris Jones has written 2 posts

  • 06 Feb
    NPPF Effectiveness 790X296

    Is the National Planning Policy Framework doing its job?

    The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has hit the headlines of late, with some MPs suggesting it's not currently fit for purpose and in need of a major overhaul. But could such a move be throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

    In this guide, we'll take a look at how the guidance has performed in the two years since its introduction and offer some suggestions as to how it might be improved.

  • 07 Feb
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    Neighbourhood Development Plans: Power to the people?

    With a number of major planning applications recently being refused amidst perceived concerns that the proposed developments would conflict with emerging Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs), many are wondering if such plans are now being afforded the weight that the Government envisaged when it introduced its Localism agenda.

    In this article, we consider the legislative background to NDPs and how effective a planning tool they are for developers as a way of influencing emerging local land use planning policy.

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