What's new in DCP Issue 128 (September 2014)

The following details the sections that have been updated as part of the Issue 128 (September 2014) revision to DCP.

The sections that have been updated this issue relate to:

  • amenity notices where the principal legal powers currently available to enable local authorities to control the condition of land are detailed (4.39) and where the practice aspects of the service of such notices are outlined (31),
  • self-contained accommodation in residential outbuildings and annexes (10.23) and in particular how to decide whether residential use of existing outbuildings is incidental,
  • garages and accesses (12.1) where the extensive permitted development rights that exist are detailed and
  • amusement arcades (17.5) where key appeal cases relating to the loss of town centre shops have been included.


We have also added the following documents to the DCP Online legislation and policy document store which can be found after chapter 37 in DCP Online:-

  • Neighbourhood Planning ministerial statement (located at the end of the English and Welsh Planning Policy folder)
  • New Homes (Change of Use) ministerial statement (located at the end of the English and Welsh Planning Policy folder)
  • Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (located in the Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments/Fees folder)
  • Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 (located in the Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments/Fees folder)
  • Non-Material Changes and Correction of Errors (Wales) Order 2014 (located in the Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments/Neighbourhood Planning folder)
  • Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 2) (Wales) Order 2014 (located in the Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments/Planning Act 2008 folder)
  • TAN 12 Design 2014 (located in the Welsh Technical Advice Notes and Guidance folder)
  • Planning for Sustainable Buildings (located in the Welsh Technical Advice Notes and Guidance folder)

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