Planning Democracy Blog

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Tweeting Our Conference

We are encouraging people to share their ideas before and during the conference next Saturday 21st April using twitter. Tweet using the hashtag #pdconf Help spread the word and encourage people into the conference...

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Opening up our right of appeal

When the Government, Councils and public bodies are making decisions about things that affect our lives they are often bound by procedures for making such decisions. These procedures exist to prevent arbitrary decisions by...

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So… what are Masterplans?

I’ve learnt lots about planning over the past few years but masterplans are one thing I’ve just never got my head around. They are clearly very influential – one local to me, the Caltongate...

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Limekilns’ public local inquiry

It’s two weeks in, four to go for Limekilns’ public local inquiry into the proposed container terminal at Rosyth dock. The community council are coordinating the local citizen’s under the Residents for Responsible Development...

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Third Don Crossing

The Third Don Crossing is a new bridge planned for the River Don in Aberdeen. The last two local councils have been elected with this new crossing high on their manifesto of promises. With...

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What should I call you?

I’ve heard of plenty conferences in Edinburgh discussing how the 2006 planning reforms are ‘bedding down‘ for local authorities and affecting developers. But I, and Planning Democracy, are interested in how the reforms are...