NPPF - Parliamentary Introduction (full transcription)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
27th March 2012 - 12.33 pm
The Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Greg Clark): With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about planning policy. I am delighted today to be publishing the national...
National Planning Policy Framework - A glossary of expressions
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Following the launch of the National Planning Policy Framework in March 2012 the following provides a comprehensive glossary of planning terms and expressions that will have a bearing on how planning applications are now considered by Local Planning...
Government fails to properly define "Sustainable Development"
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The recently published National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) doesn't do a particulalry good job of defining sustainable development in an English Planning specific context.
What the NPPF does do however is refer directly to the 1987 Brundtland...
Selecting a builder for a domestic project
Thursday, February 16, 2012
It seems that every time you go to a party or switch channels on television, all you hear are horror stories about cowboy builders, runaway budgets and mind boggling overruns.
So what on earth can YOU do to avoid your project turning into a...
Will there be such a thing as 'an Architect' in 2025?
Sunday, January 29, 2012
RIBA's thoughts on the future for Architectural Professionals
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) isn't too sure. In 2011, its think tank, Building Futures, published a report – The Future for Architects? It made for some...
VIDEO - Mary Portas - Retail Master-class
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
After long fighting the independent retailers' corner, Mary Portas has lent her expertise to a series of master classes designed to benefit them directly.
Developed in conjunction with Skillsmart Retail and delivered exclusively through the...
A New Found Faith in the Taunton Deane Planning Department
Friday, December 2, 2011
Colin Urquhart laid the foundations of what has become Kingdom Faith in the late 1970’s, when he moved from being an Anglican vicar in Luton to a speaker travelling the world. Now, in a new development for the Church, Crescent House [Taunton]...
The VAT Trap - Planning Permission to Reduce New Build Costs
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Hugh Mitchell of High Path Consultancy, is our recommended VAT advisor - a Chartered Accountant with many years of taxation experience. Hugh is a specialist adviser and now briefs Accountants and other professionals on VAT and related taxation...
Land Banking 'Scams'
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Insolvency Service has warned that land banking scams are on the increase. Since 2007 Company Investigations, part of The Insolvency Service, has closed down 49 land banking companies in England and Wales that have collectively caused the public...