A planning approval for the extension of a quarry in the North Yorkshire green belt has been overturned at the Court of Appeal, after a judge ruled that planners had misinterpreted green belt policy with regards to the scheme's visual impact.
Future versions of the National Planning Policy framework (NPPF) could be changed to encourage councils to require the use of renewable and/or low energy sources for home heating, a government consultation on the future of home heating has revealed.
The current draft of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) would 'considerably weaken' existing planning policy which supports mineral extraction, trade body the Mineral Products Association (MPA) has warned.
The government should audit local plans to assess whether national planning rules are doing enough to encourage effective action on air quality, a cross-party group of MPs has recommended.
New requirements for councils to take air quality into account when preparing plans and deciding applications are among the environmental measures included in the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
The government's air quality strategy has been faulted for doing too little to enforce European air quality standards in some areas. Applicants in 33 local authority areas can expect increased scrutiny and more demands for mitigation, say experts.
This week, in his much-trailed speech about Brexit, foreign secretary Boris Johnson highlighted planning as an example of a regulatory area that could be improved following the UK's departure from the European Union.
Delays in decision-making on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) used to be an exceptional circumstance. Only one of the first 42 decisions missed the three month decision deadline. But suddenly they are becoming commonplace.
The High Court has handed down judgment on a challenge by three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017.
There are just under 19 months left until 'exit day' - the departure from the European Union currently planned for 29 March 2019. The third round of Brexit negotiations has started, but what has happened so far about planning?
- Head of Planning North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- Planning Enforcement Officer Cherwell District Council Banbury, Oxfordshire
- GROUP MANAGER, GROWTH and PLANNING Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet
- Planning Manager – Warwickshire Jon Taylor Associates Warwickshire
- Planning Officer Ackerman Pierce Surrey
Freedom from European legislation would allow the UK to drive up housebuilding by simplifying the planning system, the foreign secretary said last week. But lawyers and consultants deny that Brexit will have the effect on planning rules that he suggests.
Policy Summary: Draft policy statement provides planning guidance for nuclear waste disposal facilities
Policy: Draft national policy statement for geological disposal infrastructure: a framework document for planning decisions on nationally significant infrastructure.
Planners will need a thorough understanding of tighter requirements in a new European standard, says Gregory Francis.
Policy: Onshore Wind Policy Statement.