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.
As planners we strive for clarity and precision when writing committee reports and site appraisals, so it’s useful to keep a mental folder of relevant vocabulary. You might like to...
A reporter has allowed a two-year extension of a temporary permission for three 198m high wind turbines on the west coast of Scotland (DCS Number 400-017-660 ), notwithstanding residents’...
In support of an appeal against an enforcement notice requiring the demolition of a timber structure in an open field in Bedfordshire (DCS Number 400-017-670 ) the appellant described...
Thanet District Council in Kent faces the prospect of government intervention after councillors yesterday voted to refuse approval of its draft local plan.
A new national strategy for the environment could bring benefits as long as careful attention is given to detailed arrangements for putting it into practice, conservation experts are warning.
Proposals to make fire safety a planning consideration will require planners to have a better understanding of the issue, say Mike Straw and Barry McAllister
Policy: The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.
Most local authorities have hit the new year deadline to produce registers of brownfield land but views vary on how valuable they will prove in releasing sites for development.
Housebuilders will be able to apply for permission in principle on small sites from 1 June. While the new route may reduce risk, say commentators, it will not be cheaper than a conventional application and take-up of the option may prove slow.
The government is seeking to increase the UK housing stock by 300,000 per year by the middle of the next decade. Planning details the new and extended funds proposed by the Treasury to help meet this goal.
2018 looks set to see further changes to the planning system after a busy autumn of announcements, says David Dewar.
Activity in most planning offices around the country will presumably be beginning to taper down to the Christmas break. But the evidence suggests that the midnight oil continues to burn in Whitehall, as civil servants rush to meet commitments made by their political masters to progress certain policies before the turn of the year.
It was both amusing and frustrating listening to James Murray, deputy mayor for Housing in London, and Grant Shapps, former housing minister, debating the new London Plan.