Planning Policy Statement 15
Jonathan Lovie writes:
Government is now considering the responses received to its consultation on the draft PPS15 and accompanying Practice Guidance. It appears likely that the final PPS will be published in mid- to late March without a further round of public consultation. The new document will supersede PPG15 with immediate effect, but as yet the status of the Practice Guidance remains unclear. It seems likely that the Guidance will not, after all, take the form of a ‘living draft’, but will remain substantive for a period of two to three years before being revised. The PPS itself is unlikely to be revised for about five years.
In order to help local amenity societies and other interested parties to develop the ‘local lists’ created under the new Planning Statement, Heritage Alliance is planning training events; along with the Association of Gardens Trusts we are planning at least one similar event which will consider the specific issue of developing lists of locally significant designed landscapes.