What's Happened to Planning? & Meet at the Tower
May 22 2012
Residents of Islington are being given the opportunity to learn more about the new government changes in the Planning System.
The Islington Society Event is offering a free explanation on the changes with Islington’s Planning Policy Manager, Sakiba Gurda. The event will take place on 22nd May at 7.30 in the evening at the Islington Town Hall.
According to the government, the change will enable local communities to have more control with The Localism Act. Sustainable development has been woven as a ‘golden thread’ through the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
In addition to this the government will implement a simplified planning system with the introduction of the Penfold Review.
The event is open to all and is free of charge and the changes will be fully explained by Ms. Gurda.
In addition to this on Tuesday night The Islington Society has set-up a tour of the historic Canonbury Tower on 30th May. A variety of tickets are available for three separate tours, all of which include a guided tour of the tower.
Prices range from £6 to £11, with the more expensive tariff inclusive of a 2-hour tour of Canonbury. All tours include a visit of fine house, garden and art collection at 5 Canonbury Place.
The parties will then join together at the Canonbury Academy to see the 16th century Long Gallery with ornamental ceiling. The day ends with an invitation for all by the Society’s Vice-President Harley Sherlock at his self-designed resident at 13 Alwyne Place where refreshments will be offered.
Only eight are allowed in the Tower at one time so numbers are expected to be limited. To reserve your place please send cheque and e-mail address and s.a.e. to the Society at 35 Britannia Row N1 8HQ by 24th May 2012 indicating which tour they would like to attend.
More information can be found at http://www.islingtonsociety.org.uk/