Sep
1
2019
Daniel Scharf

New planning developments might allow a lot more people to build their own home

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Posted Sep 1 2019 by Daniel Scharf of Dan the Plan

There have been some developments in the planning system that might allow a lot more people to build their own home. First, here’s some background. Read more …

Mar
19
2017
Daniel Scharf

Will we reach ‘peak car’, after which we can begin to reduce the number of cars on the roads?

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Posted Mar 19 2017 by Daniel Scharf of Dan the Plan
Will we ever reach the point of 'peak car'?

As a baby-boomer I have lived through a 50 year period where life has become dominated by and dependent on the use of the private car. I wonder whether other people are sharing my expectation that there will be a very much shorter period, equivalent  to a revolution, where the car moves into the background? Read more …

Feb
7
2017
Daniel Scharf

If ‘agroecology’ is such a good idea, how can we get the planning system to promote it?

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Posted Feb 7 2017 by Daniel Scharf of Dan the Plan

The planning system doesn’t currently differentiate between different types of agriculture, and maybe it should. The type of agriculture we prefer could be labelled ‘agroecology’ – but the problem is how to define it and how to get the planning system to recognise it, let alone promote it. Read more …

Sep
4
2016
Daniel Scharf

We’re heading for environmental meltdown – how the planning system could help

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Posted Sep 4 2016 by Daniel Scharf of Dan the Plan
The planning system could have a vital role to play in our efforts to combat climate change

As a professional planner (of the town and country planning variety) and fan of Low-impact Living I always expect to see demands or requests being made of the planning system to assist in attempts by individuals or groups to experiment or set examples where impact on the environment would be minimised. Read more …

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