What's new in DCP Issue 135 (November 2015)

The following details the sections that have been updated as part of the issue 134 (November 2015) revision to DCP.

•    Lawful use or development certificates (4.301) where the restraints imposed by the descriptions of lawful development is discussed at 4.3013.
•    Part 6 Agricultural and forestry buildings and operations (4.3425) which details the agricultural and forestry permitted development rights contained in Part 6 of the GPDO 2015.
•    Part 7 Non-domestic extensions, alterations etc (4.3426) Part 7 of the GPDO 2015 brought together permitted development rights which fell within various parts of the GPDO 1995 as well as introducing some new rights.
•    Parts 14 and 15 Renewable Energy and power related development (4.3428) This group of parts of the GPDO 2015 gives permitted development rights for renewable energy and power related development.
•    Parts 16 to 19 Communications, mining, miscellaneous and development by the Crown or for national security purposes (4.3429) where the various GPDO 2015 permitted development rights are explained.
•    Vehicle scrap yards (20.2) which covers uses where the primary activity involves vehicle dismantling, and breaking or fragmenting, although other forms of metal reclamation are often carried out at such yards.

DCP Online contains current policy and legislation documents as well as a wide range of superseded documents, which can be found in the contents menu after chapter 37. Below are direct links to the individual policy and legislation items that we have added to the DCP Online policy and legislation document store:-

English Guidance and Circulars folder
•    Procedural Guide: Planning appeals - England

English and Welsh Planning Policy folder
•    Planning policy for traveller sites
•    Green Belt protection and intentional unauthorised development

•    Planning for Onshore Oil and Gas Written statement

Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments folder
•    Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications and Site Visits (Wales) Regulations 2015
•    Hazardous Substances (Wales) Regulations 2015
•    Local Development Plan Wales Amendment Regulations 2015
•    Scheduled Monuments and Listed Buildings (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2015
•    Improving planning performance: criteria for designation

Scottish Circulars folder
•    Circular 3 2013: Development Management Procedures (amended September 2015)

Please also note that the National Planning Practice Guidance website has been updated in the following ways:
•    Unauthorised encampments - Does the absence of authorised sites prevent local authorities from taking enforcement action against unauthorised encampments?
•    Unauthorised encampments - What powers do local authorities and the police have to take against unauthorised encampments?
•    Planning appeals – general - When might an appeal be recovered? The list of criteria for the recovery of appeals by the secretary of state has been extended to include proposals for exploring and developing shale gas.

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