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.

The need for consistency by our Council


This news report regarding the failure by Tony Antoniades to paint a building with the right paint, which is now resulting in legal action being taken against him by Brighton & Hove Council, led to a number of comments, some of … Continue reading

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Ministerial accountability


Its clear that when a Minister stands up in Parliament or indeed in any public setting and makes a statement, that people sit up and listen. If the same thing was said by an MP there may be some interest, … Continue reading

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Housing for young people


The following article focuses on the crisis in Youth Homelessness and the need for powerful advocates, it is published this morning in The Argus newspaper: There are few people who have the privilege of living in a Palace, particularly one … Continue reading

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Housing is not a short term problem


I find it slightly disturbing to remember back to the early part of this Century and Millennium when Gordon Brown as Chancellor was roundly criticised by the Conservative Opposition for claiming that the UK needed 3M new homes to be … Continue reading

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The Loneliest town in the UK?


The decision by the coalition Government in 2014 to create a new type of by-law has led the Council for the most Westerley part of London to force the town featured in this photograph to become the loneliest place in … Continue reading

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Health and Planning


The news from yesterday that Sir Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England wants the NHS to participate in local planning issues is very welcome. It has been a long time coming and it is very sad that opportunities from the last … Continue reading

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The places where some cannot go


In the furore of comments by Donald Trump and Katie Hopkins suggesting that the Metropolitan Police cannot enter certain parts of London and that there are some parts of the UK that non Muslims cannot go it might be useful … Continue reading

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