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Our legal challenge to planning reforms

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Naomi Luhde-Thompson

We’ve issued an urgent Judicial Review – a legal case against the government - to challenge sweeping planning changes due to be introduced at the end of August. >> Help fund our Judicial...

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Planning: So the ugly truth is here…

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Naomi Luhde-Thompson

Last week the UK Government published its Planning White Paper. Boris Johnson wants to “tear down the planning system and start again”.  He (or rather Jack Airey and Dominic Cummings, let’s be...

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Climate and the law: The time is now

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Alex Goodman

It’s 2020 and we have ten years to get to a zero carbon electricity system. We’ve got to start building the infrastructure now that is fit for 2050. We can’t afford to retrofit everything or...

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Shorelines: flooding, and the science of imagination

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Hugh Ellis

Take a walk up the coast of Suffolk or stand on the quay side in Hull and imagine the two metres of sea level rise which will, if we don’t radically change, be there in 2100. Add a high tide and...

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Is this the end of land-use planning as we know it?

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Naomi Luhde-Thompson

So we’re familiar with our right to object to a planning application. We’ve all seen the site notices pinned to convenient lampposts inviting us to comment on next door’s new extension. We can...

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