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.
A recent appeal case (DCS Number 400-023-412 ) reminds us that civil matters are usually best considered separately from planning matters. In this case the inspector rejected a south...
Unlike the case in respect of the refusal of planning permission, there is no time limit in which an appeal against the refusal of a lawful development certificate must be made. This...
Picture this:- A young couple are choosing a diamond engagement ring at a jeweller’s shop in Edinburgh. They step out onto the first floor terrace with the sales assistant, who is...
Local authorities in Wales would no longer be required to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply under plans being considered by the Welsh Government.
A proposed permitted development right for upward extensions would be subject to prior approval design checks, the government has confirmed. Practitioners say interest in using the right will be strongest in urban areas, but warn that it could generate widespread community objections
The City of London Corporation has published the first set of rules governing when wind assessments are required for planning applications.
The Conservative Party held its annual conference in Manchester earlier this week. Here are ten things that we learned from the event.
Prime minister Boris Johnson is committed to leaving the EU on 31 October. How would a no-deal Brexit impact planning?
This autumn is due to see a series of key policy developments. Colin Marrs looks ahead.
The latest guidance is likely to mean councils having to be more rigorous in protecting allocated employment sites yet to be developed, says Chris Marsh.
The government published 23 updates to its Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) toward the end of last month. Here are four key changes you may have missed.
Environmental and sustainability issues are growing in importance despite the uncertainty created by Brexit, writes Nick Chisholm-Batten.
With Parliament in recess and the High Court closed, August is typically a month when planning policy and legal activity grinds to a halt. But this year, there's plenty for Planning readers to catch up on during their summer holidays.