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.
An appellant has convinced an inspector that a side extension and a rear extension to his house in north London are permitted development because there would be a 5mm gap between them...
In, out, in, out….. In a case involving a garage extension at a house in Surrey (DCS Number 400-016-084 ), an inspector has pointed out that with regard to eaves overhangs there is...
Readers who shop in Marks and Spencer might recall that the store was in trouble with the grammar police some years back for displaying signs at its tills which said ‘Six items or less’...
Government plans to outlaw leaseholds on new-build houses could hold back delivery of new affordable housing, a representative body for the community-led housing sector has warned.
Local authorities will have to bring forward plans to improve air quality within eight months and produce final plans by the end of 2018, according to the government's air quality plan which was published today.
Policy: Heritage Action Zone: Explanatory Notes and Guidance.
A key Court of Appeal judgment makes clear that the National Planning Policy Framework's presumption in favour of sustainable development should not apply in instances where a local council has an up-to-date plan, in a ruling that experts suggest should "put to bed" planning disputes over the scope of the presumption.
A lack of awareness of data protection rules by council planners can be costly, say Vin Bange and Al Watson.
The past week has seen some important announcements from the Department of Communities and Local Government, as it seeks to re-energise its housebuilding drive after the shock of the general election result.
The absence of planning-based legislative proposals in last month's Queen's Speech has raised questions over the future of a number of anticipated planning reforms which would require primary legislation to enact, but observers believe much of the government's planning programme can progress without the involvement of Parliament.
Policy Technical Advice Note (TAN) 24: The Historic Environment (2017).
While responsibility for fire safety does not lie with the planning system, planning committee members are nevertheless seeking extra assurances from applicants that tall building proposals are safe following last week's horrific blaze at the Grenfell Tower in west London.
With the future of the new government looking so uncertain, it was hard to take this week's Queen's Speech as seriously as usual.
- Tue 12 Sep 2017
- Central London
- Wed 13 Sep 2017
- Central London
- Thu 14 Sep 2017 - Sun 17 Sep 2017
- Aarhus, Denmark
- Thu 14 Sep 2017
- QEII Centre, Westminster London SW1P
- Wed 4 Oct 2017
- ILEC Conference Centre, London