Blackpool: Developers and planners vie over one of the last remaining green sites within the resort

An appeal lodged by the Tamworth-based developer Lovell Partnerships following Blackpool Council’s refusal to grant permission for the construction of 86 dwellings on land off Warren Drive in the resort is set to be heard from today(29th January 2019), scheduled to last up to 4 days. Lovell, whose successful redevelopment of the Queens Park area…

UK: National Planning Policy Framework(NPPF) fuelling greed and environmental destruction

Lax planning laws that foster an attitude of money first, the environment a distant second, are having a devastating effect on Britain's urban and suburban tree cover. Emboldened by the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF) central tenet of a presumption in favour of all developments, especially those within a municipality without an adopted Local Plan,…

Will Planning Laws Ever Put the Environment First?

Lax planning laws that foster an attitude of money first, the environment a distant second, are having a devastating effect on Britain's urban and suburban tree cover. Emboldened by the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF) central tenet of a presumption in favour of all developments, especially those within a municipality without an adopted Local Plan,…