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

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - report stage

During the second day of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill's report stage in the House of Lords, the government lost a House of Lords vote on a Labour amendment which sought to strengthen planning rules preventing pubs being converted to other uses.

Summary of responses to the technical consultation on implementation of planning changes, consultation on upward extensions and Rural Planning Review Call for Evidence

This publication provides a summary of the responses to the rural planning review call for evidence and sets out the government response.

The value, impact and delivery of the Community Infrastructure Levy: Report of Study

This report was commissioned to inform the review of the Community Infrastructure Levy which was submitted to Ministers in October 2016 and published in February 2017.

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