RESCUE is pleased to see that the government has acknowledged the widespread concern over the content of the proposed PPS expressed by bodies concerned with heritage and conservation.
We welcome the comment by the spokesman for the The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) quoted in the Daily Telegraph
“The redraft is extremely welcome news, though we will need to examine the final policy closely to make sure that it addresses our serious concerns”
RESCUE will be scrutinising the revised draft carefully to ensure that the concerns that we highlighted in our response to the consultation have been acknowledged and addressed.
- Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Planning minister John Healey has promised to ‘redraft’ Planning Policy Statement 15 (PPS 15) after heritage and conservation bodies branded the planned document a serious risk to the nation’s historic buildings.
Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/6569199/Planning-proposals-for-heritage-buildings-to-be-re-written-after-outcry.html and http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/pps-u-turn-minister-promises-heritage-planning-policy-redraft/5210902.article?referrer=RSS
- An article in The Telegraph on 31/10/09, covered the RTPI’s “scathing attack on PPS15”.