Eve Shepherd has now joined the SoM (Scheme of Management) office to assist Nina Rees. She works mornings 5 days a week and will be in charge of registering and progressing building licence applications. The SoM has also changed their policy over non-contentious applications. If there are no objections, and the licence goes through under delegated powers, Estate Trustees will no longer have ten days to comment. They will have to respond within the initial 21-day consultation. This should mean that these applications are dealt with in 4-6 weeks rather than 6-8 weeks as at present.