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The Kirkwells’ Pig Ugly Awards

Never one’s to shy away from having a bit of fun, and with the end of the year in sight, Planning Minister Nick Boles has given us a great idea: The Kirkwells’ Pig Ugly Awards. What, you may well be saying? Well, our Planning Minister introduced a key new term in to the architectural lexicon. One to sit alongside Prince Charles’s  “monstrous carbuncle”: pig ugly. So just how far do you have to sink to get the Minister’s Pig Ugly Award? Nick Boles’ benchmark is, step forward, Harrison’s Wharf, in Purfleet. We make no comment: Harrison’s Wharf, Purfleet (Source) Courtesy: primelocation.com So to celebrate all that is pig ugly in the world of planning, architecture and design we have decided to hold the … Continue reading

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Budget 2012: Implications for Planning

Well after all the speculation on whether he would publish the National Planning Policy Framework on Budget Day, or not (and he hasn’t), what has George Osborne actually said that impacts on town planning and development? The headline grabber is that Government will radically reform the planning system because it is a “barrier to growth”. On Tuesday 27th of March the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will be published. From that date it will come in to force for plan-making and decisions. Support will be available to local planning authorities to help them get their plans up to date. The NPPF will better support growth, have a “powerful” new presumption in favour of sustainable development, and allow local decisions to … Continue reading

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