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.
Sometimes the art and science of planning can lie in being able to recognise when something is not quite right. A useful pointer with regard to the assessment of legal evidence can...
It’s high summer so it must be time to talk about holiday cottages…. Notwithstanding his determination that a holiday cottage at a golf club in Bedfordshire was a dwellinghouse, an...
An interesting question before an inspector recently was whether the residential conversion of a subterranean water reservoir in Devon would constitute permitted development under Schedule...
A professional body has warned that proposals to restrict compulsory purchase compensation to the land's existing use value would be 'unjust' and a 'damaging' form of state intervention.
Changes to the regulations allowing locally led new town development corporations should incentivise more authorities to pursue the new powers, say experts, as four Essex councils announce that they are set to create the first such body.
POLICY: Draft Clean Air Strategy 2018.
Developers of small schemes in London lacking a policy-compliant level of affordable housing may have won only a temporary reprieve from a controversial viability review requirement, observers predict.
Does a drop in the number of planning applications for tall buildings indicate a trend or a blip? Grant Leggett weighs up the issue.
Consultation responses to the government's proposals to update planning policy reveal deep alarm over their potential impact on affordable housing supply.
The bill, currently under scrutiny, aims to deliver more housing and refocus planning, writes Neil Collar.
The National Planning Summit took place in London yesterday. Here are seven key messages Planning took away from the event.
The appointment of a close Theresa May ally at the helm of the housing ministry signals broad continuity when it comes to planning, commentators say.
A judge has clarified when a proposed home should be seen as too remote, writes Lachlan Robertson.