What's new in DCP Issue 143 (March 2017)

The following details the sections that have been updated as part of the issue 143 (March 2017) revision to DCP.

The sections that have been updated this issue include:

  • Green Belts (4.251) with the removal of green belt designation dealt with at 4.2512.
  • B1 Use class (4.3334) which contains discussion of the definition of B1(c) Light industry.
  • B2 to C2A Use classes (4.3335) which deals with the issues raised by the provision of a retail counter at a warehouse at 4.3336.


DCP Online contains current policy and legislation documents as well as a wide range of superseded documents, which can be found in the contents menu after chapter 37.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:-

Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments folder

  • Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Saving Provision (Scotland) Order 2016
  • Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Compulsory Purchase) (Corresponding Amendments) Regulations 2017
  • Tree preservation order: procedure guide (see the Tree preservation regulations sub-folder)
  • Infrastructure Planning (Compulsory Acquisition) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Please also note that since the January 2017 DCP update the National Planning Practice Guidance website has been updated in relation to Hazardous substances; Appeals and costs


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