Monthly Archives: January 2018

Transparency

We asked Ben Geering , Head of Planning at Shepway if he would consider publishing the correspondence between the applicant and his department and this was his reply: “We do not usually publish correspondence between case officers and applicants online however have no concerns in doing so – I will ask the case officer to […]

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Policies and Places Local Plan Consultation

The draft Policies and Places Local Plan will be subject to another 6 week public consultation starting 5 Feb 2018 to 19th March (this was supposed to have happened last autumn). It will then be submitted to the Planning Inspector who will carry out an examination in public. The documents will be published on 5th […]

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Supreme Court Decision re Farthingloe

You can read the full decision here: uksc-2016-0188-judgment (1). Particularly interesting are paragraphs 60 and 62 : 60. Finally, with regard to Sales LJ’s concerns about the burden on members, it is important to recognise that the debate is not about the necessity for a planning authority to make its decision on rational grounds, but about […]

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Planning Code of Good Practice

Shepway DC have a Planning Code of Good Practice which is based on the Local Government Association’s Guidance Note. You can read it in appendix 1 on the link below. Worth having a read of the whole document but these paragraphs are particularly interesting: “Don’t fetter your discretion and therefore your ability to participate in […]

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