An essay by Dr Jonathan Edis on the relationship between Significance, Harm and Setting.
Significance is, in terms of our common heritage, central to the way in which we make decisions about change. In this essay I examine the curious relationship between significance and harm in national policy and guidance. I also look at the way that setting, as a concept, has lost its independence. I propose minor changes to the guidance that would be consistent with the law, and that have the potential to simplify decision making.