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.
Hopefully, this was a one-off, since we hold the Planning Inspectorate in the highest regard, but just in case it wasn’t readers might wish to be alerted to this apology from an inspector...
We thought this snippet was interesting for the considerable (unprecedented?) emphasis placed on the importance of urban grain. The case (DCS Number 400-014-146 ) concerns an appeal...
After his recent unfortunate brushes with the cycling community the secretary of state for transport might be interested in a planning inspector’s view that a cycle is a vehicle (DCS...
Observers have attributed a sharp drop in the number of affordable homes delivered on rural exception sites to recent policy shifts that made landowners fear that housing delivered on such sites would not remain affordable in perpetuity.
Observers attribute a sharp drop in the number of affordable homes delivered on rural exception sites to recent policy shifts that made landowners fear that housing delivered on such sites would not remain affordable in perpetuity.
New funding for large-scale schemes is good news but longer-term measures are also needed, say Dominick Veasey and Fay Goodson.
According to some well-connected sources, the housing white paper may have been published by the time you read this. If not, it is reported to be due to appear within days.
Changes to EIA rules requiring the significant adverse effects of developments to be monitored could lead to uncertainty for applicants and place an additional burden on local planning authorities, according to experts.
Shortly before Christmas, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a written ministerial statement (WMS) that overnight changed the weight to be given to some places' neighbourhood plans.
The new year looks set to see further far-reaching changes to the planning system, with a series of new policies and laws promised by government. Bryan Johnston looks ahead.
Policy: Shale Exploration - Support for Mineral Planning Authorities
A court ruling will make non-plan-compliant schemes harder to approve, says Keith Fenwick.
The biggest planning stories to make the news over the past year are remembered by John Geoghegan.
- Tue 28 Feb 2017
- The Lowry, Manchester
- Tue 28 Mar 2017
- RIBA, London
- Wed 10 May 2017
- The Lowry, Manchester
- Tue 17 Jan 2017 - Tue 24 Jan 2017
- London, Exeter and Birmingham
- Sat 28 Jan 2017 - Sun 29 Jan 2017
- Warwick Conferences, Coventry