Are developers dodging Local Plans? New NT research

Over the weekend the National Trust launched new research on how the planning system is working in England. Positive Planning – the NPPF and plan-led development’ finds that flaws in the Government’s planning rules are allowing developers to build housing in inappropriate locations, side-stepping sites allocated in Local Plans. This is how it was reported…

Stonehenge and the shrinking state

The National Trust has seen 41 Chancellors of the Exchequers since it was founded just over a century ago. In that time, we’ve seen the state grow, shrink back, grow again and now shrink back. The National Trust has kept growing in that time but, despite Simon Jenkins’ suggestion that the National Trust manages to…

Community Hydro at the Welsh Assembly

Yesterday saw an event in the Welsh Assembly Senedd to celebrate the success of the Community Hydro project at Anafon near Abergwyngregyn which the National Trust has been closely involved in.  The main leaders of the community projects gave speeches to an audience including Welsh Assembly members. The project has been under development since 2011…