Ian Dove QC’s Advice

Public Art and the Planning System – Further Advice, April 2014:


In April 2014, Ian Dove QC issued Further Advice in relation to the Government’s introduction of the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) and the adoption of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) by local authorities. To download Public Art and the Planning System – Further Advice, April 2014.


To explain the Advice, we held three briefing sessions at various locations across the country in September and October 2009. Ian Dove QC; Jonathan Banks, CEO of ixia; and David Brammer, of DLA Piper provided an overview of the current position of public art within the planning system, talked through the Advice and its implications, took questions and encouraged debate.


The Advice states that it is now possible for local planning authorities to require rather than merely encourage public art. This is a fundamental change in the relationship between public art and the planning system. It is now up to commissioners and artists to lead on the development of strategic, considered and plan-led approaches that clearly indicate how developers can best support the commissioning of public art.

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