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.
Q: What do you call Fireman Sam when he is retired? A: Sam. Somewhat more seriously, an inspector dealing with an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for four flats...
Regular readers might have noticed that the DCP Blog has been running a bit of a thread on the essential need test for farm dwellings (see Plus ça change…. ). An inspector who sanctioned...
An inspector dealing with an appeal against the refusal of a prior approval application for the residential conversion of a redundant agricultural building at a Sussex farm under Schedule...
The government is to 'strengthen' planning guidance to encourage new affordable homes 'to be designed to the same high quality as other tenures and well integrated within developments', according to its social housing green paper, published today.
In the latest of a series of briefings on the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), we look at its policies on design standards and examine responses from key sector organisations.
The recently revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) introduces the new concept of 'entry-level exception sites' into planning.
Changes to national planning policy on viability assessments are likely to turn up the heat on applicants and strengthen the hand of local authorities, say observers.
The government's announcement of a review of its standard method of assessing housing need creates uncertainty and could delay local plan preparation, say commentators.
Three of the main issues the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), published on Tuesday, is designed to address are the numerous high-profile court judgments on issues of interpretation, the need to simplify housing requirements and the imperative to achieve quicker delivery.
The government last month updated its national Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) with some amendments to reflect the latest legislative developments. Below we summarise five key changes outlined in the new guidance.
POLICY: Airports National Policy Statement: New Runway Capacity and Infrastructure at Airports in the South East of England.
A European court ruling has overturned the UK position that planning authorities may take mitigation measures into account in determining whether an appropriate assessment is required under the Habitats Regulations.
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.