Elected local authority and its Independent Examination in public with the participation of all objectors who wish to take part, taken together, provide excellent accountability measures, without the need to retain the option for local authorities to reject the Inspector’s findings. It will deny landowners the chance to establish value before approaching the market. It will undermine the asset values against which many businesses and individuals have borrowed. Outline Planning Permission should remain as an accepted, well understood and useful tool of the planning system, SoDPs should not be introduced.
Current legislation on disabled access and planning (S.76 Planning and Compensation Act 1991) requires access requirements to be brought to the attention of an applicant at the time of granting planning permission. This provision is now considerably out of date and fails to refer to the Disabilities Discrimination Act 1995. The TCPA, in conjunction with the Disability Rights Commission, would like to take the important opportunity offered by this Bill to improve access to the built environment for people with disabilities.
The TCPA is therefore proposing to introduce the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act into planning. In addition, we would wish to see the need for disabled access brought to the attention of developers at the beginning of the process rather than at the time of planning permission (though secondary legislation or best practice guidance). The requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act should be introduced into planning.
The need for disabled access should be brought to the attention of developers at the beginning of the process rather than at the time of planning permission (though secondary legislation or best practice guidance). Swindon builder, David Croft (63), is the new National President of the Federation of Master Builders, After gaining a degree at Cambridge, David trained as a civil engineer before joining his father’s building firm.