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.
We all have to keep up with the times, including inspectors. An inspector determining an appeal relating to a 49-storey mixed use building in east London (DCS Number 200-007-957...
An inspector has granted retrospective planning permission for a treehouse at a house in Hampshire after disagreeing with the council that it was a highly visible, obtrusive and incongruous...
An inspector determining an appeal against the refusal of outline planning permission for four dwellings in rural Hampshire has distinguished between housing demand and housing need...
The Planning for Housing conference, organised by Planning, took place in London last week. Here are seven key messages we picked up from last week's event.
A council's attempt to overturn an appeal decision allowing plans for nine environmentally-friendly 'eco homes' in countryside in Nottinghamshire has failed in the High Court.
Revised national planning policy introduces new requirements for authorities and applicants that aim to boost design quality in new schemes. But how is it playing out on the ground, Colin Marrs asks.
Revised guidance offers clarity on how plans should meet housing requirements, writes Chris Bowden.
POLICY: Government response to the second report of session 2017-19 of the housing, communities and local government select committee inquiry into housing for older people
Key changes to the NPPF will reset the rules governing the five-year land supply test, say Felicity Tozer and Jon Gateley.
Housing and planning featured heavily at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this year. Here are ten key messages we picked up from last week's event.
The housing and planning minister speaks exclusively to Planning about housing need, developer contributions and plans for the Oxford-to-Cambridge corridor.
POLICY: Review of the Scottish Planning System: Technical Paper - Updates to Inform Stage Two.
Future annual housing need in England will be about 25 per cent lower than previously envisaged, following the publication last week of the 2016-based household projections. That is the broad consensus of various consultants who have spoken to Planning in recent days.