Even More Assets of Community Value

Listing of Assets of Community Value is moving in to another gear.  More than ever seem to be getting listed, more Review Hearings seem to be happening and there’s murmurings in the High Court about ACVs too.

If you’d like to know a bit more about ACVs (or if you’d just like to pop along, say hi, have a cuppa and a biscuit and make that really is a photo of me over there –>) then why not drop in to one of Civic Voice’s ACV events?

Fresh from my latest ACV Review Hearing (concerning a heritage railway and a car park – check back for another blog post shortly) I’ll be in Bristol (29th March) and London (17th April) talking all things ACV, public involvement in planning, Direct Public Access to instructing barristers and even a little bit of Judicial Review.

So come say hello, have some tea and settle down to some great Asset of Community Value stuff.

See you then!

Scott

Assets of Community Value

What’s this?  Another blog post so soon?

Well, after telling you about all the fabulous opportunities to come and say hi, I thought you might like to know about another blog.

Recently launched is our Assets of Community Value blog.  Why not check it out?

You’ll get blog posts related to all things ACV from me and others in Chambers.  So if you’re interested in finding out about developments in the field of Assets of Community Value head on over and sign up.

Oh, and if you’re in York on 5th November you can pop over to the Mansion House – the whole team will be there, talking on Town and Village Greens, Assets of Community Value and Rights of Way.  We know how to mix it up.  Oh yes.

Scott

Assuring Letters

Have a look at s125 of the Localism Act 2011.  When you’ve read it, I’ll bet you have an expression a bit like this:

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Planning…with Slim Shady?

          “Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity

           To seize everything you ever wanted…one moment

           Would you capture it or just let it slip?”

                                                                                 – Eminem, “One Shot”

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It’s…..ALIVE!

After a brief period of absence, which for me has been filled mostly by Inquiries, giving seminars, taking part in long-distance mountain bike events and recovering from crashes in said riding events, here we are again.

Sadly it seems the enforcement provisions (amongst others) of the Localism Bill didn’t suffer quite so many crashes in their journey through Parliament as I did on my bike and they have survived almost completely unscathed in their originally drafted form, despite very vocal and informed criticism from many quarters.

So now we find ourselves presented with the Localism Act.  Although it obtained Royal Assent yesterday the enforcement amendments are not in force and seemingly have no timetable for Read more of this post

How Wrong Can You Be?

Recently Captain Pickles was again displaying his ignorance.  Now, I read the Brentwood Bruiser’s latest speech with a mixture of bemusement and confusion, but my overriding thought about the current incumbent of the post of SoS for C&LG was “you just don’t get it, do you?” Read more of this post

The Empire Strikes Back?

*Cue trumpet fanfare and bold yellow text scrolling from bottom of screen to top*

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

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