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.
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The Neighbourhood Planning Bill was among a group of 22 bills to receive Royal Assent yesterday evening ahead of the dissolution of Parliament next week.
Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election could see changes to timetables for the implementation of key changes to the planning system, according to experts.
Barring an unforeseen mishap, the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will receive royal assent before Parliament is dissolved next week.
Environmentalists fear that plans to write existing European Union (EU) regulations into UK law could result in a weakening of environmental protections, but experts believe that the government will be too preoccupied with the technicalities of Brexit to attempt significant change.
Unless Theresa May has made a political miscalculation to equal her predecessor's promise to hold a referendum on leaving the European Union, we will have a general election on June 8. What does this mean for the planning sector?
There seems to be a dysfunction within planning policy. The government wants more homes built more quickly and it now, according to the the Housing White Paper, understands that the speculative housebuilder business model of unloved standard house types is the main culprit in the slow pace of sales and therefore supply.
Policy: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Act 2017: Government Response to the Consultation on the Draft Class Approval for Matters Ancillary to Development under Schedule 17.
Can land banking explain the gap between the number of permissions issued and the number of homes built, asks Jamie McKie.
The growth of modular housing means planners will need to consider issues around design quality and construction methods, says Stuart Irvine.
A set of new duties for neighbourhood plan examiners was announced by the government last week, in an attempt to improve dialogue between participants during examinations. But experts have warned that they could add to the cost and length of the process.
- Wed 10 May 2017
- The Lowry, Manchester
- Wed 10 May 2017
- Thu 11 May 2017
- Tue 16 May 2017 - Wed 17 May 2017
- Herbert Smith Freehills, London
- Wed 17 May 2017