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Planning Appeals Courses: IPe partner with the University of the West of England

Monday 1st July 2019

IPe has partnered with UWE Bristol to deliver a Planning Appeals professional development suite, comprising 3 one day courses/workshops. These can be attended as standalone days or as a complete series. The courses will be delivered at the UWE Bristol Frenchay…

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Are Strategic Housing Market Assessments still relevant?

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Up until the introduction of the standard methodology for calculating Local Housing Need (LHN) earlier this year, Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMAs) were the designated vehicle for calculating full Objectively Assessed Housing Need (OAHN) under the 2012 National Planning Policy…

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IPe Briefing: Statements of Common Ground (SCGs)

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Authorities' statements of common ground will need to show how strategic issues are being tackled, writes IPe's Derek Stebbing. Key pointsThe 2018 National Planning Policy Framework introduced the requirement for statements of common ground (SCGs) to be prepared as part of…

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Former Inspector Andrew Seaman joins IPe

Friday 1st March 2019

Former Planning Inspector Andrew Seaman BA (Hons) MA MRTPI has joined the IPe team to lead on a number of new work streams. Andrew latterly served the Planning Inspectorate as Group Manager - Planning (England), carrying responsibility for all Inspectors involved…

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Revised NPPF and Related MHCLG Announcments

Friday 22nd February 2019

A revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), published on 19 February 2019, makes a small number of updates to the NPPF published in July 2018. These updates are limited to:Footnote 37 has the addition of the wording, 'Where local…

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Neighbourhood Planning: Amendment to the Prescribed Basic Condition

Wednesday 16th January 2019

The Conservation of Habitats and Species and Planning (Various Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018 ('the 2018 Regulations') came into force on 28 December 2018. 15 January 2019 update: Chief Planner letter now issued, view HERE These, amongst other things, amend…

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IPe Office: Christmas and New Year

Monday 10th December 2018

The IPe office in Bath will be closed from midday on Friday 21st December 2018 until Monday 7th January 2019, when normal opening hours will resume (9.00am - 5.00pm). If you need to contact us during this period, please email enquiries@intelligentplans.co.uk…

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World Town Planning Day 8 November 2018

Monday 5th November 2018

World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November. Its origins date back to 1949, when Professor Carlos María della Paolera of Buenos Aires first launched the day to promote the value of planning all…

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IPe leading PAS Plan Making NPPF Workshops

Friday 26th October 2018

Update 26/10/18: Due to high demand, there is now an extra event on 13 November 2018 in London. Book using the link at the end of this article. This week's event in London on Thursday 4 October (following the well attended…

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Useful Updates: Chief Planner Newsletter September 2018

Thursday 20th September 2018

The Chief Planner's September 2018 letter sets out a number of planning updates, notably to the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG). There is now new guidance on "Build to rent" and "Plan-making". In addition, guidance on "Housing need assessment", "Housing…

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