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More thoughts on the Localism Bill…

…in four Tweets, as requested by the Jon Welch at the Eastern Daily Press this week (#EDPBigSoc): #EDPBigSoc It’s not ‘Cameron’s BigSoc’; its always been there, and the public money which volunteer time ‘levers in’ is going to be scarce … Continue reading

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So it’s not really a ‘Nimby Charter’ after all…

Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) published an ‘Impact Asessment’ on Neighbourhood Plans and the Community Right to Build. The document is a normal part of the legislative process, and seeks to quantify the likely impact … Continue reading

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More ‘Plain English’…But Not Much!

I said I’d give some further thoughts on the government’s ‘Plain English’ guide to the Localism Bill. It certainly is easier to read than the bill itself, but neither Bill nor ‘Guide’ really tell us anything more about the Community … Continue reading

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What does the Localism Bill Mean for Architects?

…asked Building Design’s online magazine this week. I was asked for a few well-chosen words for a ‘Vox Pop’ piece, specifically in connection with the Community Right to Build. Their edited version fo my contribution is here (behind BD pay-wall, I’m … Continue reading

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75% Support? Not any more…

After several delays, the long-awaited Decentalisation and Localism Bill was published yesterday. I can’t yet find the references to it, in the rather opaque formatting of the on-line documents, but it is widely reported (and now confirmed by the CLG) … Continue reading

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…And the Case Against!

Well, I have to declare an interest: I’m not a ‘normal person’ either! I’m an architect with a good working knowledge of the planning system and sustainable design, so my reference to planners in the last post was a bit … Continue reading

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The Case for CRTB

So why is the Community Right to Build a good idea, at least in principle? Well, generally speaking the only way to add development to villages under the present planning system is under a Rural Exception Policy, a clause in the prevailing … Continue reading

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