Tag Archives: Planning system

The General Data Protection Racket…err…I mean…umm…Regulation

11.07.19…..The GDPR Directive from the EU caused instant loss of a huge chunk of democratic right and accountability concerning the planning process.  Long before its recent implementation, however, Brighton & Hove City Council was reducing transparency and access.  It’s official; … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , ,

How to begin to understand the Sackville Trading Estate planning application

16.04.19…..Way back when we were dealing with the Karis planning application for King Alfred one could talk to planning officers and ask questions and learn from them.  I learned this: First things first Begin by looking at the Planning Statement … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged ,

Unstoppable ‘town cramming’ is on the cards for City Plan DA6: Hove Station Area

16.03.19…..Landowners have been chipping away at redevelopment opportunities in the Hove Station area in tandem with Brighton & Hove City Council’s production of City Plan housing policies for this area, known in the City Plan as DA 6.  Currently in … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

The wicked world of Delegated Decisions in Local Authorities

05.04.18…..Yesterday at the Planning Committee a somewhat cowed panel of councillors, along with a small contingent of Hove Library supporters and ward Cllr Andrew Wealls were put in their place and taught a very harsh lesson by Brighton & Hove … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , ,

Gaming the planners irresponsibly: a case example of what Developers get up to.

12.1.17…..I have tried, in my waving little tall poppy way, to defend the planning system and the beleaguered planning officers from time to time when developers bemoan them as obstructive and unfair….when they are NOT.   In the main, I do … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , ,