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Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:49

Power Struggle in Planning

Written by Charmian Spickernell

There appears to be a power struggle going on in planning.  The system that is meant to take the aggro out of decisions about development is itself the subject of attack. Those who find the planning laws irksome in their bid to progress their business interests have been joined by those who follow the simplistic line that building more houses will be the cure to all the current problems.

Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:44

Close Planning Loopholes

Written by Charmian Spickernell

All the political parties are saying we need to build more houses.  Large new estates have mushroomed at Melksham, Westbury, Corsham, Chippenham and north of Salisbury, and still there are homeless people. .

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:43

CPRE Work on Neighbourhood Plans.

Written by Anne Henshaw

Neighbourhood Plans have been with us for almost six years. However, there is a worrying vacuum in terms of understanding how effective they are being either in encouraging better quality planning applications or preventing inappropriate ones securing permission. As more Neighbourhood Plans get made almost weekly, there is an urgent need to establish whether or not they are proving to be effective and, where appropriate, to feed this information back to ensure that the next tranche are better.

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