BY BRIAN WATERS's stories
Getting the best out of plannersSubscription
Architects will get the best results from planning authoritiesif they know their subject and their own strengths
Planning outlines or battle lines? The amount of work, level of detail and assessment authority in planning applications remain hotly contested territoriesSubscription
When is an outline application not enough? Two contradictory recent decisions throw new light and confusion on the question often raised between architects and their clients about how much work has to go into the formulation of a planning application so as to establish the principle of the intended development.
Cancelling the reservation? Does the Secretary of State have the power to call-in reserved matters?Subscription
It is generally considered that, once an outline consent has been secured, the Secretary of State does not have the power to call-in reserved matters pursuant to an outline planning permission.
What should be strategic? Can the Urban Task Force change the government's belief that design is not a strategic issue?Subscription
The Greater London Assembly Bill, published just before Christmas, seeks to establish the powers of London's new mayor - powers intended to be emulated across the country in due course. At its last meeting, the London Planning and Development Forum was able to debate the bill, assisted by the head of planning at the Government Office for London, Joyce Bridges, and two of the possible mayoral candidates.
Restraining our use of the carSubscription
Creating a brown studySubscription
Game's up for playing fieldsSubscription
Appeals targets upSubscription