Development Control Practice

Development Control Practice (DCP) is the ultimate guide to the planning process and should be referenced by anyone who works with applications, appeals, court cases and development plans

DCP guides you through all the factors involved in seeking and making decision on planning applications. It provides invaluable assistance for lawyers, developers and planning consultants who need to understand how councils make planning application decisions and provides local authorities with a comprehensive guide.

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Policy & Legislation Updates

Attitudinal research on financial payments to reduce opposition to new homes

The research focuses particularly on whether direct financial payments to individuals who are likely to oppose house building might reduce local opposition to housing development.

Places, people and planning, Position Statement - Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has published a Position Statement which sets out their future priorities for the planning system in Scotland. This statement is accompanied by a Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report.

Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 - Heads of Planning letter

This Heads of Planning letter provides an update on the implementation of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 and changes to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

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