The Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS) has published a new Practice Note on Planning Performance Agreements (PPAs.) PPAs were formally introduced into the planning system in 2008. They provide a framework to assist local planning authorities (LPAs) and planning applicants/developers in reaching an agreement about how a (usually complex) development should be handled. By encouraging… Learn more
Richard deals with all aspects of Commercial Property and Town & Country Planning work including sales and leases (including multi-million pound sites), commercial estate development, acquisition of sites and sales of factory, office and warehouse units and the sale and purchase of licensed premises, restaurants and hotels. His Town & Country planning work incorporates Planning and Enforcement Appeals and District Plan work, and advocacy.
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The Government has launched a public consultation on its proposals to create a single national policy framework for planning. Under the proposals, all existing central policy statements, circulars and guidance documents would be consolidated into a single document – the National Planning Policy Framework. The Government is concerned that the planning system is very “centralist”,… Learn more