Like many other businesses across the UK and around the world, over the past couple of weeks we have been adjusting to evolving government policy in light of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak
Northern Planners Blog
Read more about our latest planning and environmental news from North Yorkshire and beyond.
The main local planning story for us this month is the long-awaited adoption of the new Harrogate Local Plan. The last comprehensive Local Plan for the District was adopted in 2001 (!) after a 10 year gestation period in the 1990s and a replacement has been overdue for several years.
Last month saw a plethora of key publications emerging on design, following on from the National Design Guide we reported on back in October. First there has been a suite of documents from the National Infrastructure Commission dealing with design principles for nationally significant development projects, such as the North Lincolnshire Energy Park project we are engaged on.
We hope you like the new style and structure of our website.
Unlocking the black box of planning to gain the edge you need.
These cover a variety of topics including, for example nature conservation, trees and daylight/sunlight. We have previously posted about our familiarity with the special advice from the Building Research Establishment which has supplemented the historic British Standard on daylight/sunlight (BRE guidelines Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight – A guide to good practice 2011).
This month sees the publication of a brand new National Design Guide. It illustrates how well-designed places that are beautiful, enduring and successful can be achieved in practice through the use of the ten characteristics shown in the image below.
Interested in our news articles?
Get in touch today to see how we can help you with your planning projectGet in touch