Wednesday 13th May 2020

In response to concerns about how to meet the consultation requirements of Regulations 14 and 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, MHCLG has today provide a further clarificatory update to the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) as part of…

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Tuesday 12th May 2020

In line with the practice of the Planning Inspectorate, we are now recommencing unaccompanied site visits from 13 May 2020, providing the examiner can conduct the visit safely under current physical distancing guidance. Please Note: This now supersedes the Q&A…

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COVID-19: IPE Working Arrangements

Tuesday 12th May 2020

First published 24/03/20 (updated: 23/04/20; 01/05/20; 12/05/20) The health of our employees and clients is our number one priority. We're following the Government health advice to make sure both employees and clients stay safe, putting all the necessary measures in place…

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New PAS Advice: Local Plan Reg. 22 Consultation Statement

Thursday 9th April 2020

The Planning Advisory Service (PAS) has published a new advice note on Regulation 22(1)(c)(v) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. This requires the production of a Statement of Main Issues, following consultation on the Regulation…

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Neighbourhood Plans: COVID-19 MHCLG FAQs and Updated PPG

Wednesday 8th April 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has helpfully published a series of FAQs dealing with changes to neighbourhood planning in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19). Read the FAQs HERE Covid-19 related updates have also been made to the…

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New PAS Advice: Evidence for Plan Making

Monday 2nd March 2020

The Planning Advisory Service (PAS) has published a new advice note, 'Evidence for Plan Making: A focus upon proportionality'. The necessary evidence base to support local plans varies and professional judgements need to be made on what is appropriate, with a…

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Spatial Development Strategies: PINS Advice Note

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Procedural Practice in the Examination of Spatial Development Strategies The Planning Inspectorate has published new procedural advice to inform the examination of Spatial Development Strategies (SDS). SDSs are prepared by an elected Mayor or a Combined Authority so, for example, the…

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IPe Office: Christmas and New Year

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The IPe office in Bath will be closed from Monday 23rd December 2019 and will reopen Monday 6th January 2020. If you wish to contact us during this period, please do not hesitate to email as we will be monitoring…

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Neighbourhood Plans and Non-Designated Heritage Assets

Wednesday 20th November 2019

A Government announcement of 23 October 2019 (click HERE) encourages communities across England to "nominate heritage assets which make their community what it is". Local people will be empowered to nominate heritage assets which are important to them and reflect their…

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IPe Office Relocation

Monday 2nd September 2019

IPe moved on 2 September 2019 to newly refurbished offices in 29 Monmouth Street, Bath. Our offices comprise the ground floor of a Grade II Listed Building, which is located in the central business district of Bath, just behind Queen…

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