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.
Rumour has it that planners have a tendency to keep quiet about their profession at parties, and given some of our colleagues’ behaviour on occasion it isn’t hard to see why the public...
Readers dealing with domestic extensions will be aware that Condition A.3(a) of Schedule 2, Part 1, Class A of the GPDO requires the materials used in any exterior work to be of a similar...
In Defending the sustainability test for barn conversions the Blog highlighted the illogicality of there being different sustainability criteria for barn conversion proposals according...
A High Court judge has blocked a developer's attempt to deallocate a green belt site in Kent in order to build a housing development for the elderly.
Local planning authorities could still risk intervention for failing to produce a local plan by early this year, despite this week's Housing White Paper making no specific reference to the 'early 2017' local plan deadline, the government has confirmed.
Professor Sir Robert Grieve was the most venerated Scottish planner since 1945.
The Scottish government's planning reforms package could speed up decisions but carries potential risks, says Alastair Wood.
The most interesting point about the white paper was that despite the delays, it was not fully formed.
Policy: The Impact Of Population Change And Demography On Future Infrastructure Demand
Planners have an important contribution to make in response to the government's industrial strategy, says David Marlow.
Experts have welcomed the government's retreat from plans to oblige councils to ensure a fixed element of Starter Homes on housing sites, although some see continued uncertainty over the government's new approach to affordable provision.
Judged as an overview of the problems facing England's housing market, and a discussion paper on potential methods for solving them, the housing white paper is a solid piece of work.
Changes to environmental impact assessment rules could produce new burdens for councils and developers, James Alflatt predicts.
- Tue 28 Feb 2017
- The Lowry, Manchester
- Tue 28 Mar 2017
- RIBA, London
- Wed 10 May 2017
- The Lowry, Manchester
- Tue 21 Feb 2017 - Tue 28 Feb 2017
- Birmingham, Exeter and London
- Tue 21 Feb 2017
- Central London