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.
The issue of permanence has been discussed in a couple of DCP Blogs – Just kidding around and Permanent markers. Together with another recent case in Staffordshire (DCS Number 400-018-313...
The conversion of a maisonette in north London to two flats was allowed at appeal, despite council concern about the loss of family housing, for the unusual reason that the location...
An inspector has dismissed an appeal concerning the extension of a house in the green belt in Bedfordshire, rejecting the appellant’s claim that the proposal entailed partial redevelopment...
A group of retirement housebuilders hoping to overturn the London mayor's flagship affordable housing policy have been granted a second attempt in their legal challenge.
New housing design supplementary planning guidance (SPG) for London is to be produced, with early chapters to be published this year.
Government proposals to amend the rules governing release of green belt land are billed as strengthening protection for these areas, but some in the sector suspect that the revisions may have the opposite effect.
The most important factor restricting the rate at which planning permissions on large sites are built out is housebuilders' unwillingness to release so many homes into a local market at the same time that the prices would drop.
The aim of this month's draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is to ensure that it is as efficient as possible in improving the supply of homes.
Planning authorities will be required to set minimum density standards in town and city centres in areas that are short of the land required to meet development need.
Proposals on developer contributions contained in this week's blizzard of policy announcements have prompted very different reactions from planning experts.
Despite government rhetoric, experts say proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to boost housing delivery are set to turn up the heat on councils rather than developers.
The NPPF revisions set councils new tasks while aiming to reduce existing duties, by Richard Garlick
The changes to the National Planning Policy Framework unveiled this week clarify the government's requirements of local authorities as far as plan-making is concerned. They would set councils a series of new tasks, while at the same time promising to simplify some of their existing duties.
Policy: Improving the use of planning conditions - consultation on draft regulations.