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A Quick-Fire Response to the Queen’s Speech

We are still waiting for the full details of the planning reform package so this is just a quick reaction to what we

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Hugh Ellis

Icons, Tears and Hope in Barrow Hill

TCPA Policy Director, Hugh Ellis, reflects on the campaign to save St Andrew's Church, Barrow

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Hugh Ellis

Back to the future

How the Garden City ideal is driving a new beginning for the planning movement. TCPA Policy Director reflects on the

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Hugh Ellis

Belfast – a peaceful path to real reform

The TCPA was founded by those who valued peace and cooperation over violent conflict. Ebenezer Howard’s political

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Hugh Ellis

English planning’s darkest hour?

The failure of the new National Planning Policy Framework to prioritise climate change is a betrayal of our collective

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Hugh Ellis

When the shouting stops

Consensus not culture war is our only hope of building the homes we need. There's been a seismic change in the

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Hugh Ellis

Rebuilding Trust?

As we hit the end of the Planning White Paper consultation who is listening and what needs to happen next?  Planning

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Hugh Ellis

Last chance to unite on climate action

The TCPA has produced many blogs over the last six months about why the Government's planning reform agenda is taking

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Hugh Ellis

The end of the affair

The social contract at the heart of planning is being broken: People and business will be the losers. The very muted

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Hugh Ellis

Democracy is a non-negotiable part of planning

'But what is the point in us?' - Democracy is a non-negotiable part of planning. Squeezing it out carries substantial

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Hugh Ellis