What's new in DCP Issue 133 (July 2015)

The following details the sections that have been updated as part of the issue 133 (July 2015) revision to DCP.

The sections that have been updated this issue include:
•    Works to interior of building (4.3152) where the insertion of a mezzanine floor is discussed.
•    Cinemas and leisure uses (17.7) which considers the practice issues raised when a casino is proposed (17.732).
•    Agricultural works and accesses (22.3) which looks at the circumstances in which farmers may alter the shape of their land either by excavation of deposition (22.311).
•    Kennels, catteries and animal sanctuaries (23.1) where the limits surrounding the keeping of large numbers of dogs in a garden is looked at (23.1121).
•    Static holiday caravan & chalet parks (24.2) which looks at conditional restrictions on caravans to limit occupancy to holiday purposes (24.24).
•    Minor installations (28.2) which deals with the control of satellite dishes and related antenna systems at private houses.

DCP Online contains current policy and legislation documents as well as a wide range of superseded documents, which can be found in the contents menu after chapter 37. We added the following documents to the DCP Online policy and legislation document store:-

English and Welsh planning policy folder
•    Letter to the Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate - national planning policy on landscape character

Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments folder
•    Compensation (England) Regulations 2015
•    Conservation Areas (application of section 74 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990) Direction 2015
•    Deregulation Act 2015
•    General (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015 (located in the General Regulations 1992 folder)
•    Hazardous Substances Regulations 2015 (located in the Hazardous Substances Regulations folder)
•    Hazardous Substances Inquiry Session Procedure (Scotland) Rules 2015(located in the Hazardous Substances Regulations folder)
•    Hazardous Substances (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (located in the Hazardous Substances Regulations folder)
•    Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2015 (located in the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 folder)
•    Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015 (located in the Infrastructure Planning Regulations folder)
•    Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015 (located in the Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas/Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Regulations 1990 folder)
•    Arrangements for handling heritage applications Direction 2015 (located in the Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas/Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Regulations 1990 folder)
•    Section 62A Applications (Procedure and Consequential Amendments) (Amendment) Order 2015 (located in the Section 62A Applications (Procedure and Consequential Amendments) Order 2013 folder)
•    Use Classes (Amendment) (England) Order 2015 (located in the Use Classes Order folder)
Please also note that the National Planning Practice Guidance website has been updated in the following ways:
•    Renewable and low carbon energy - Planning Practice Guidance has been updated on wind energy development and Local or Neighbourhood Plans.

We are also pleased to announce that as part of the September DCP update email alert we will be adding direct links to the individual policy and legislations items that have been released.

In addition a thank you to all those who took part in the recent DCP Online user experience day and helped us shape future developments. If you would like to have your voice heard in future developments please contact us on 01452 835820.


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