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What can community groups expect in terms of involvement in their neighbourhood plan examination?

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

'By the time you are in a position to submit your neighbourhood plan to the local planning authority, you are likely to have invested typically two years or more into developing your proposals through extensive engagement and iterations of the…

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Tips for local authority planners navigating a neighbourhood plan examination

Tuesday 12th December 2017

If you're a local authority planner, there is something inevitable about the prospects of having to navigate the examination of a neighbourhood plan sooner rather than later, if you have not done so already. There are over 2,000 communities -…

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IPe Office: Christmas and New Year

Wednesday 6th December 2017

The IPe office in Bath will be closed from midday on Friday 22nd December 2017 until Wednesday 3rd January 2018, when normal opening hours will resume (9.00am - 5.30pm). If you need to make contact during this period, please email enquiries@intelligentplans.co.uk…

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Habitats Regulations 2017

Friday 1st December 2017

The new Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 ('Habitats Regulations 2017') came into force on 30 November 2017. The intention of these 2017 consolidating regulations is to make the Habitats Regulations easier to follow and apparently 'make subsequent…

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Review of CIL: Autumn 17 Budget Promises DCLG Consultation

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Following the Government's commitment in the Housing White Paper to respond to the CIL review in the Autumn 17 Budget, the Chancellor has now announced that DCLG will be launching a consultation with detailed proposals on the following measures: Removing restriction…

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Former Local Plans Inspector David Hogger joins IPe

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Following his recent completion of the Adur Local Plan, David Hogger BA MSc MRTPI MCIHT has joined the IPe team to provide local plans advice and expertise to local authority clients. David has examined over 20 local plans, appointed…

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RTPI Special Award for Derek Stebbing

Monday 25th September 2017

In recognition for his contributions to Planning, Derek Stebbing achieved a special award at the Annual East of England Gala Dinner and Regional Award Presentation Evening, held by the RTPI on Friday 22 September 2017. The award serves to mark Derek's…

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Planning Careers Advice (IPe's Patrick Whitehead): Is working in retirement the right path for you?

Monday 24th July 2017

After a lifetime spent working, many retired people soon find after just a few months that it is not quite what they expected, indeed they may not know what to do with themselves without a job. I personally find more…

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Effective participation at local plan examinations

Monday 26th June 2017

Appearing at an Examination is a significant career milestone and your first appearance might understandably give rise to some anxiety. Typically, you can expect up to 20 participants around the table, as well as the onlookers in the public audience…

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Planning TV: IPe's Derek Stebbing on 'What the General Election means for Planning'

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Derek Stebbing , Michael Lowndes (Turley), and Jamie McKie (Dentons) discuss a range of issues from the Housing White Paper, how Europe may sideline the legislative agenda for planning, the impact on local planning decisions (such as purdah), and a…

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