August 2011

13 Steps towards a National Planning Policy Framework


Alister Scott, Professor of Spatial Planning and Governance of Birmingham City University, is a social scientist, geographer and chartered planner with research interests centred around the changing nature of governance and partnerships. Here are his 13 steps towards a National Planning Policy Framework..

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Sustainability and the draft NPPF. Greg Clarks attack on the National Trust.


Mr Clark, the politician responsible for the Draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), last week attacked the National Trust for highlighting the potential negative impacts it may have on the natural spaces closest to our towns and cities.

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The Forest Sell Off & the NPPF: We Need a Dictionary of Definitions


Without tools to aid the general populace to reach a rational decision, or an illustration that government, NGOs and other experts are talking the same language, we will forever be stuck in a mire of ‘green washed’ terminology…

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Women, trees and hugging


Trees have made me a better artist and a more conscious person. The more I lean on and learn about them, the more deeply I recognise the absolute bond that trees and humans share..

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What Does Sustainability Mean to Me?


Si Jakeman, a fire fighter from London, shares with us his vision of Deep Sustainability and interconnectedness…

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Wild Space – Hen goes to Forest School


Hen goes to Forest School and learns more than she bargained for… #NPPF #Riots

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The NPPF > A Response to: ‘Advice produced by the Planning Inspectorate for use by its Inspectors’


The National Trust are gearing up to campaign against the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). We must join them and raise a voice against what could be the most damaging proposals for ALL UK landscapes since the 1930’s.

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What does the NPPF mean for small woodland owners?


Draft National Planning Policy Framework. What does it mean for small woodland owners and how you can respond to the consultation

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Hen of Save Our Wood’s response to the Forestry Panel’s ‘Call for Views’


Sunday the 31st of July 2011 saw the deadline for the Forestry Panel’s ‘Call for Views’. Read Hen from SoW’s response & challenge to the Forestry Panel…

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