Monthly Archives: May 2021

A unit of measurement






Next year the case of Burdle & Williams v SSE & New Forest RDC [1972] will have provided the planning system with a half century of useful service. In recognition of this achievement we really ought to be making plans. We could name a ship, a hospital or a school after it, or perhaps more appropriately we could adopt ‘the burdle’ as a measure for a planning unit. Have a think.

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Neo-Neolithic






One of the many grim consequences of the pandemic is that, as a society, we have been called on to reassess the expectations and rituals associated with death. With this in mind we thought a recent appeal decision (DCS Number 400-030-874) relating to a site in rural mid Wales was topical. 

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