Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Greg Clark, decentralization and the Minister of cities, is prepared to describe the "greatest reduction in red commercial transactions ever undertaken" in planning political reforms of England national


If we turn the promise of our manager David Cameron to lead the "greenest government ever" - our green-o -meter - up or down after the reforms of planning today?

is currently in a miserable 1.5 on up to five.


out the five "principles of sustainable development" Clark is saying the new "presumption in favor of sustainable development" is based . Applications that can be considered to meet these criteria will now be capable of being given the green light:

. Living within environmental

. Ensuring a strong, healthy and fair

Achieiving a sustainable economy

. Promoting good governance . Using the science of his head

You can read the full explainer on what it really means here. But I think the first and third points, should help onshore wind - that several members of Congress mentioned in relation to planning today -. They are built


As new planning guide starts to bite as of today, there could be some interesting battles conducted by the local government ministers, including his colleague in the DCLG Clark, Secretary of State Eric Pickles. Damian Carrington reminded me of her story from September, to expose all the government ministers involved in promoting controversial changes in planning are opposed to changing their own constituencies, including new housing and for green Business, home care for seniors and a memorial to Princess Diana. The story continues:

In August 2010, Osborne was the first 25,000 people to sign a petition against a power plant from waste in his constituency of Cheshire, despite having described the Brunner Mond as a "source major local employment. "He is also honorary chairman of a campaign against an incinerator second location.

Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has also campaigned against waste facility, a composting site in Stondon Massey in Essex, saying that approval to "open the doors of our country to become the landfill to the southeast." In addition, Pickles successfully opposed a residential care home for elderly pilgrims 114 Hatch in 2003, saying it would be a "heavy burden" on local services.

Greg Clark, meanwhile, vehemently opposed government attempts in the past to increase the number of houses built in and around Tunbridge Wells station. He called the plan for 6000 new homes "to nationally imposed on the number of households [that] also put pressure on our precious green spaces."

Friends of the Earth accused ministers of "extraordinary hypocrisy" to say that major changes in planning laws are essential to stimulating economic growth and alleviate the housing shortage, while fighting against the evolution of this type in their own backyard.

1:56 p.m.:
Oh, scratch that. Greenpeace was not impressed.

Ruth Davis

Greenpeace sent to say:

"This is an erroneous assumption of George Osborne, behind the attack against the planning system -. Think you can boost the economy by uprooting decades of protection for natural habitats and landscapes

"This is wrong, wrong and dangerous, and seems to be based on little more than a few comfortable private conversations he had with large developers. "Although today's concessions gives some breathing exercises short-term space for research to protect local wildlife and the places they love, the ultimate test of this policy will be the types of development, finally gave its approval.

"If, in the coming months, we began to see the development of community projects which carries more traffic, noise and pollution, absorb scarce resources for local water, or to destroy the fields so precious, not only going to be a political disaster for the government -. will also be guilty of violating the future "

and Matt Griffith, PriceOut representative, the campaign for new affordable housing, think it has been diluted since last year and is now "shy":

"The NPPF has weakened in several key areas - which is likely to reinforce the richest groups who do not want new housing, particularly in the Southeast is subject Such concessions to marginalize politically weak. those who suffer most from the high cost of housing and land prices force even more.

"He will remain in place a planning system that crams the development of the city and the city center and non-agricultural land is described as politically sacred. The result is likely to be for many years manufacturers of low yield, poor quality building apartments instead of houses with gardens that people want to live "

"Instead of the radical plan, the revised document now seems shy."


have not seen a negative reaction to the revised planning reforms Clark, however,

Even Shaun Spiers, Chief Executive of CPRE, is "welcome" to:

We were assured that Greg Clark recognizes the intrinsic value of the ordinary landscape "be specifically designated or not," adding that the five principles of Sustainable Development Strategy of the United Kingdom are included in the document. Such were the key issues for ERCP. We are pleased that the Minister seems to have heard a strong public opinion, reflecting our concerns.

Now, we must conduct a thorough analysis of the final document. While recognizing the magnitude of the housing crisis, which remain very concerned to ensure that the planning framework does not place too much emphasis on short-term economic growth at the expense of other major long-term objectives public planning, including protection and improvement of the environment.

We are also concerned about the length of the transition period, which at 12 months are serious problems for many local communities. We hope these tips will be given the necessary support for their projects in place. It is vital that local people have a real voice in planning decisions.

And in addition, the commercial side of things. Simon Walker, CEO of the Institute of Directors:

be able to develop new stores, homes and factories is crucial to generate economic growth, and often planning rules have prevented. The fundamental principle that sustainable development must be supported is very welcome.

To ensure that reform works well, boards must now fulfill its role, setting in motion plans that recognize the need to support development.

Britain needs to build again, and these reforms to achieve it - as long as you follow through

1:44 p.m.:

through my notes on what Benn said. Said the planning reforms did not address what has been argued that the slowdown in economic growth -. Government's economic program

given permission 300,000 houses have been built yet, because of the failure of the government's economic policy

I do not have time to check the facts, the figure of 300,000 at that time, but it is certainly to be considered later.

1:41 p.m.:

the happiest people, this time at the British Retail Consortium, the trade association representing the range of retailers in the UK multiples and department stores through independent. His company director, Tom Ironside, says the changes will help economic growth on the Street:

For too long, the planning system has been a drag on growth - complicated, costly and slow. These practical measures are a significant improvement and should help provide a boost to local economies. Retail is a competitive and innovative look like the government to create conditions for growth. Make the system more transparent and efficient development will and should play a key role in efforts to revitalize the main streets of England issues.

1:37 p.m.:
not a huge surprise here - the trade body representing the developers, the British Property Federation welcomed new planning regulations. Liz Peace, chief executive of the Federation of British property, said:

NPPF We believe that a document is now more moderate and reasonable. Changes in the framework is not, however, to change its overall objective to support the expected growth in a sustainable rationalization, the plane through the system. Government has made some reasonable concessions, while ensuring that local authorities should provide housing and jobs where they are needed. What is needed now is clarity on how NPPF be applied. Urgent questions remain about how local authorities should determine the number of households and jobs they need and that the orientation is based NPPF should be.

1:32 p.m.: aa critical environmental

give a cautious welcome to the revised reforms, but no echo on Damian Carrington need to study the document.

tweets ERCP:

read quick

initial # NPPF suggests ministers have listened to the critics of the project last year. Now we must study the details

1:28 p.m.:

interesting. Chris Heaton-Harris, the organizer of a recent letter of 101 Conservative MPs David Cameron, addressing onshore wind, just ask what is in the planning reforms of the new that can be used to block the swarm "large onshore wind energy" provided by consistuency, Daventry.


Clark seems to imply that the powers of "localism" reforms, will be easier to Heaton-Harris to stop the turbines do not like:

parish, "to establish national criteria would not be appropriate ... So we gave the authorities the power to set the criteria, but are a local election in terms that renewable energy should be located.

(see also previous answer below Clark on this subject)


Finally - the current 50-page document, the planning framework of national policy, just online. Please plunge and use the comment thread to share anything that draws attention.


Here's a snap judgment of my colleague Damian Carrington in the reforms. He said that the devil is in the details, and the actual planning document will reveal whether the reforms are more green, or not, during the first shows last summer.

Have the emollient
Greg Clark presented the revised planning changes was certainly intelligent in terms of presentation, taking into account the style of a lantern and combative boss, Eric Pickles. It is clear that a number of important concessions were made - abandoned industrial sites, the definition of "sustainable", and the transitional provisions in the field without protection - but it is also clear that the "presumption in favor of sustainable development "maintained. Clark barely mentioned companies and what exactly does all this adds to the practice will require a detailed study of the document - not yet published online

However, the chancellor George Osborne has been very clear about his view of the changes: ". The greatest reduction in commercial transactions ever undertaken red" Driving a JCB through planning rules seem difficult to reconcile with the statement that Clark's new rules allow communities to leave the country for future generations in "better shape" than it is today.


This is the first Palestinian Authority to take over Clark's statement:

new planning rules have "strong protections" for the field, the government insisted today that it has released the final version of his controversial reforms ...

Today, Communities Minister Greg Clark insisted the new planning guide recognized the "intrinsic value of rural areas", whether or not it has already been designated as green belt, national parks or sites of special interest Scientific (SSSI).

Clark pointed out a number of changes in national policy planning new in an attempt to address the concerns caused when the reform proposals were published in July. They include an explicit return of "brownfield first", which requires boards to promote land previously used for the development of new sites across the green field and a clearer definition of "development sustainable. "

urban centers also promote development.

and enable local councils with a plan to establish - that development is important and necessary in an area - which is consistent with the new rules for the use of up to 12 months>

but boards do not have a local plan to use. national framework of planning policy from today.


more, communities and local government has published a copy of the declaration of Clark. But the 50-page document is not yet. Here's an excerpt:

During the past decade - well before the financial crisis -. We have built fewer houses than in any other decade in peace for 100 years

The average age of the buyer first time almost 40, and rising rents means that families must spend more and more housing and less on themselves and their children.


We can not allow this to continue. Would be to deny our responsibility for young families -. To say that democracy census was for our generation, but not his own for

Not all of this is due to sclerosis in the planning system, but true. Chambers of Commerce said that the planning system has become,

"too complicated, too expensive, too uncertain. It discourages investment, generates mistrust and slows recovery."

And it's not as if this was done through what it lacks in quantity.

too in recent years has been poor, insensitive and has undermined the character of the areas in which we live and work.

too many of our habitats have been degraded and expelled nature.

The effect was that many of the public have come to assume that any particular change in our built environment will be negative -. Which tend to impair the beauty, the damage to the environment and make our lives worse


reaction starts coming, and the company is satisfied with the changes.

John Cridland, the director general of the CBI, said

Future Generations Aa

be grateful that the government has kept his nerves in this area. Be a presumption in favor of sustainable development maintains an appropriate balance between supporting growth and employment, and to serve the interests of the environment and society.

1:03 p.m.:.
Some of parliamentary questions, answers and Clark

Have protection reforms 60% of the ground without protection, such as the green belt

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