Philip Barton


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1901, 2018

What planners need to know about fire safety

By |January 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Proposals to make fire safety a planning consideration will require planners to have a better understanding of the issue, say Mike Straw and Barry McAllister

Q […]

1901, 2018

How Homes England means to make its mark on planning

By |January 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The rebranded agency has been given billions of new funds and a mandate to unleash its considerable statutory powers in pursuit of housing growth. Chief […]

1801, 2018

Nearly one in ten new homes created under office-to-residential permitted development rights, research finds

By |January 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Almost one-tenth of new homes created over the last two years were converted from offices under permitted development (PD) rights, resulting in the loss of […]

1801, 2018

Revisions to National Planning Policy Framework would provide stronger music venue protection

By |January 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The government has confirmed that the long-awaited revised draft of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will be ‘clarified’ to include ‘detailed reference’ to a […]

1501, 2018

Judge blocks London neighbourhood plan legal challenge

By |January 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A High Court judge has rejected a landowner’s legal challenge against a council’s decision to allow a neighbourhood plan to proceed to a local referendum.

The […]

1201, 2018

No legal flaw made in written ministerial statement on neighbourhood plans, judge rules

By |January 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A High Court judge has today dismissed a challenge by housebuilders to a written ministerial statement on the weight to be given to neighbourhood plans […]

1712, 2017

Bricks, bribery and mortar — the flaw built into our planning rules

By |December 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Sunday Times’ exposure of a corruption scandal in London is just the tip of the iceberg, says Rohan Silva. Outmoded development laws allow crime […]

1512, 2017

Go-ahead for scheme that co-locates 1,386 homes with commercial uses on industrial site

By |December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Plans have been approved for a high-density, 1,386-home scheme with 22,663 square metres of industrial floorspace on a site in north London currently allocated as […]

1512, 2017

Fresh neighbourhood planning changes to come into effect in January

By |December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A new requirement for councils to notify neighbourhood planning groups in the “advanced” stage of developing a neighbourhood plan of any upcoming planning applications which […]

1512, 2017

Policy Briefing: What planners need to know about driverless cars

By |December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Planners need to start preparing now for the future impacts of autonomous vehicles.

Q What support is the government and the private sector providing for driverless […]