essential guide

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE: What does ‘sustainable development’ really mean and why is it so important?

‘Sustainable development’ is described as the ‘golden thread’ running through planning policy in England. The planning system is based on the presumption that development which is sustainable should be allowed to take place. But what exactly is sustainable development? This blog explains.
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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The Local Plan process explained in an infographic

The process of preparing a new Local Plan can seem complicated and confusing even to some development professionals. The Local Plan diagrams that you often find on council’s websites don’t usually help much either. Our infographic strips away the abbreviations and legal terminology and shows the process is actually quite straightforward.
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