The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2 – A Review

In a piece for Housing LIN Iceni’s Jamie Sullivan reviews the revised NPPF The sequel is a watering down of the original for age friendly housing, but by seeking to get more involved more in the Local Plan process the bad review...

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Posted 15/08/2018

by Jamie Sullivan

Important changes in pre-commencement conditions not to be missed

Delivery’ is the watchword for the Government when it comes to planning and development generally, housing specifically. Mechanisms for driving delivery are the main focus throughout the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) ...

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Posted 15/08/2018

by Katie Inglis

An MHCLG insiders perspective on revising the NPPF

After what seems like endless rounds of consultation and the ever-changing face of the housing minister, the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was finally published on the 24th July. By now, I imagine, most planning cons...

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Posted 08/08/2018

by Ashleigh Cook

Place Skills | Rage against the machine

In a piece for Place North West Olivia Bostock of Iceni looks through the filter of Microfiche to scrutinise the challenges facing recruitment in public sector planning departments. Only four years ago I remember a fri...

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Posted 07/08/2018

by Olivia Bostock

What change on Green Belt development has the revised NPPF delivered?

There was considerable attention on what the Government would do on Green Belt development when it came to the final revisions of the National Planning Policy Framework. Now we know, what is the outcome? On the challenge of demonstrating tha...

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Posted 01/08/2018

by Luke Challenger

Iceni Projects’ Ian Anderson comments on revised NPPF

Responding to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework, Ian Anderson, chief executive of Iceni Projects said: "Unsurprisingly, there hasn't been a...

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Posted 25/07/2018

by Ian Anderson

Planning for employment in the NPPF

After six years we have just seen the publication of a new National Planning Policy Framework(NPPF). Debate and discussion about the revisions to the NPPF have focused on housing delivery, as reflection of the national political agenda. What we...

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Posted 25/07/2018

by Nick Ireland

We need to talk about Bruce…

Let me tell you about Bruce*. He’s the sort of bloke every office needs. He’s chirpy, always positive, enthusiastic about his work, and above all, he backs himself. If he’s at the races he’ll put £20 on the outsider to win, not to place. If he...

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Posted 18/07/2018

by Ian Anderson

Tall buildings

The Draft London Plan was published for consultation in December 2017, setting out a new agenda for the delivery of much-needed housing across the Capital, including through ‘design-led densification’ and more pertinently, max...

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Posted 16/07/2018

by John Mumby

Country’s housing crisis at the mercy of Government’s political crisis

Blink and you will have missed the announcement that Kit Malthouse MP (North West Hampshire) has been appointed Housing Minister. The fourth person to fill this role in just two years under Theresa May’s leadership. Unsurprisingly between the B...

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Posted 11/07/2018

by Chris Mawdsley