Policy & Legislation
Policy, legislation and guidance produced by the government or its designated bodies. Use adopted sections if you wish to see only policy or legislation in force or emerging sections if you are looking for consultation documents where central government is inviting opinion prior to the implementation of policy or legislation.
Legislation In Progress
Track the progress of legislation through the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments as well as the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies.
We have referred previously to the absence of a definition of ‘isolated’ in the NPPF – ‘Isolation’ – Now we’re getting somewhere – and the efforts of inspectors to fill...
An inspector has upheld an enforcement notice requiring the demolition of a new building on a farm holding on green belt land in Derbyshire, after finding that it had been designed...
How do you tell the difference between a development scheme which has been artificially divided in order to avoid a requirement for affordable housing provision and one which hasn’t...
The government is to consult on a proposal to take allocated sites out of local plans where 'there is no prospect' of a planning application being made for their intended use.
The government's housing and regeneration quango is to get new planning and compulsory purchase powers as part of an expanded role for the body, the chancellor announced in today's Budget.1 comment
Policy Summary: Regulations aiming to clear the way for across-the-board increase in application fees
Policy: Draft Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.
Responses to the government's proposed standard approach to assessing local housing need have welcomed the proposal as enabling a speedier process of plan preparation, but there are concerns that it fails to take account of aspirations for economic growth in parts of the country.
The requirement to provide neighbourhood housing need figures could further stretch under-pressure planners, warns Sean Lewis.
At last, the regulations that are intended to enable local planning authorities to raise application fees by 20 per cent have been laid before Parliament.
Policy: Planning Delivery Advice: Build-To-Rent
The new rule is meant to deliver extra housing from former light industrial sites, but its impact will be limited, says Owain Nedin.
Policy: Prosperity for All: The National Strategy
The 2017 Planning for Housing conference, organised by Planning, was held in London last week. Here are ten things we learned:
- Wed 29 Nov 2017
- 15 Hatfields Chadwick Court London SE1 8DJ
- Thu 7 Dec 2017
- Tue 16 Jan 2018
- Pinsent Masons, Central London
- Wed 7 Feb 2018 - Thu 8 Feb 2018
- St Pauls, London