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New Settlements

In Essex we await strategic decisions from local authorities, who are seemingly well disposed to the creation of New Garden Villages. They can be forgiven for this stance given that the same appetite is shared by Central Government.  However, I do question the practicality of these schemes. They assume a build period that will last [...]

Localism vs Growth

I watch the “stumblings” over Neighbourhood Planning with despair. The challenge to the Gavin Barwell written statement (December 2016) i.e. that if there is a 3-year housing supply then a Neighbourhood Plan policy to curb housing permissions takes precedence, I understandable. In this statement, we have yet another example of making up policy “as we [...]