Category Archives: Planning Rules

The way in which we live is partly determined by the planning regulations which Governments like to change from time to time. Planning is not something which most people consider interesting until they cannot build an extension (or find a neighbour can that blocks out their view) or that we have too few houses for the people in society. Then planning rules become very interesting.

Lets be radical about solving some current Housing problems


In the last few days two Sussex MPs have raised questions about Housing requirements as we come out of the initial COVID lockdown situation. Many of us are very aware of this challenge and some of the opportunities and barriers. … Continue reading

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A vital planning element for our Government to embrace


At the beginning of last week there was a second reading debate in Parliament about a Business and Planning Bill which is currently being supported by both the Government and the Labour Party based on the comments that were expressed … Continue reading

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Temporary reform of Construction legislation


Last Monday in the House of Commons a number of MPs took part in the second reading of the Business and Planning Bill which appears to be supported by both the Government and the Labour Party. This suggests it will … Continue reading

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A recent set of challenging claims on Personal Protection Equipment


Although a week, let alone 3 weeks is a long time in Politics, back on 29th March Robert Jenrick who is the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government took part in the Coronavirus Daily Update and he made … Continue reading

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As we stay off the Streets, the challenges of future residential settings must begin to be addressed


It is very hard to make sense of what the next few days will be like, let alone the rest of April given that the numbers of deaths and illnesses related to C-19 are appearing to rise across the nation … Continue reading

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Can someone please persuade Robert Jenrick to answer the question?


On Thursday morning there was a Parliamentary debate under the title “Planning for the Future“. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government is Robert Jenrick and he began by making a statement which included the following words … Continue reading

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Hey Rosie, Henry Smith might pay some attention but Jacob R-M clearly will not do so!


On Thursday 13th February the MP for Crawley was asking a question regarding how to find more about the current arrangements for the M23. This is of course a matter that many of us would be interested to hear about. … Continue reading

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Government Ideas for corrupting democracy


According to this question in the House of Commons on Monday, the Government is abusing its power by spending our money on an attempt to win its own, supposedly  publicly accountable consultation, to build a National Holocaust Memorial Centre in … Continue reading

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15 years late the ‘key’ Tory MEP asks a valid question


Daniel Hannan has been the Tory MEP for South East England for 241 months during which time of 240 months he was one of a number of MEPs and even spoke very boldly about how he needn’t bother campaigning as … Continue reading

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An empty port and unbuilt Bridge


Over the last few days news has emerged regarding two very different Government sponsored projects which were each high profile, albeit for different reasons and which have now been curtailed, also for different reasons. Both led to the potential for … Continue reading

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