“Consultation response”

Rescue respond to proposed changes to the current planning system

The Government are currently consulting on a series of wide ranging changes to the Planning System. Key amongst these will be the Planning White Paper, which Rescue will be responding to in detail. Our response below concerns proposed changes to permission in principle: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changes-to-the-current-planning-system Read our response below:

Pre-Commencement Conditions & obtaining applicant consent: Archaeology

Rescue is offering ideas and comment in the following paper about the impact on archaeology of the changes to pre-commencement planning conditions which come into force in October. We welcome any constructive comments on this. Pre-Commencement Conditions & obtaining applicant consent: Archaeology Introduction: The process of assessing, identifying and removing archaeological remains from a site …

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Rescue responds to Environmental Principles and Governance consultation

Rescue submitted a response to the government consultation “Environmental Principles and Governance after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union” in which we stressed the need for a clear definition of ‘environment’ which would include the cultural / historic environment and the need for a strong agency able to hold government and others to account …

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Rescue respond to DEFRA “Health and Harmony” consultation

Rescue have recently submitted our response to DEFRA’s consultation: “Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit“. Rescue have strongly argued the case for the historic environment in post-Brexit agricultural policy: we urge the government to take this opportunity to move forward with an integrated approach to the potential …

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Rescue responds to NPPF consultation

Rescue has responded to the consultation by  DCLG (the Department for Communities and Local Government) about possible changes to the NPPF  (the National Planning Policy Framework).  We highlight various places where the historic environment has been given less prominence and where the wording has been reduced or changed – as we have said already  the overall …

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Highways England’s A303 Stonehenge consultation 2018 response from RESCUE

Latest news: Highways England’s consultation on its preferred route is still open – until 23 April 2018.  Highways England plans to submit an application for a Design Consent Order for the project in late September 2018. Rescue has responded to Highway’s England’s statutory consultation on proposed upgrades to the A303 at Stonehenge. Together with the Stonehenge Alliance, …

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Rescue respond to Welsh planning law consultation

Rescue has responded to a consultation on proposed changes to planning law in Wales. The proposals include a suggestion that the system of granting consent for changes to Listed Buildings be merged into the general planning permission system. Rescue are concerned that this could reduce the level of protection for Listed Buildings and that this …

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Rescue says: No to environmentally damaging planning reform

Following our recent exchange of views with Sir Mark Boleat regarding his recommendations to remove archaeological planning conditions and his denial of developer ‘land-banking’ as published in a report from the Housing and Finance Initiative (cited as a government ‘think tank’), Rescue is pleased to see the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s apparent rejection of Sir Mark’s potentially …

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Rescue respond to “Raynsford Review” of the planning system in England

Rescue have recently responded to a call for evidence by the Raynsford Review of the planning system in England. Supported by the Town and Country Planning Association, this 18 month programme seeks a holistic appraisal of the kind of planning system the nation will need by 2020. Unsurprisingly, Rescue considers that heritage needs to be at …

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Rescue respond to “The Housing Problem in London: A broken planning system”

Rescue have written in response to the recent White Paper issued by the Housing and Finance Institute – “The Housing Problem in London: a broken planning system” (written by Sir Mark Boleat). This represented some strong opinions, stating that there was a “bias against development” in the planning process. Sir Mark Boleat also railed against …

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