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.
An inspector has deleted planning conditions prohibiting the occupiers of five flats in south-west London from applying for parking permits, giving weight to a parking survey undertaken...
A 48-sheet digital advertising display in Leeds has been given a red light (DCS Number 400-021-227 ). The council, the inspector noted, considered that the main risk to public safety...
Although achieving high-quality design is a worthy objective we do have to recognise that it can’t always be done, a truth acknowledged by an inspector dealing with an appeal against...
The government has said it is considering setting up "at least two" new development corporations in the Thames Estuary and has called for more "strategic level" joint planning in the area.
The Scottish Government has outlined plans to roll back changes to its controversial planning bill after a Holyrood study found that it would increase costs to local authorities by up to £75 million over 10 years.
How the Feb 2019 NPPF and guidance revisions change the system, Part 4: changes to planning practice guidance on housing need
Alongside the revised NPPF, key updates to planning practice guidance on housing and economic development needs assessments have also been issued. Some of the key changes are outlined below.
Following a recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling relating to development near sites protected by the European Union Habitats Directive, the government has made a small but important change to the NPPF as it relates to such development proposals.
How the Feb 2019 NPPF and guidance revisions change the system, Part 2: definition of deliverable sites
The February 2019 revision of the NPPF includes a minor but important change to the definition of deliverable sites.
How the Feb 2019 NPPF and guidance revisions change the system, Part 1: the standard method for assessing housing need
The government published a small but important revision to the NPPF related to the standard method for assessing housing need in February 2019.
How and when February 2019's revisions change policy and guidance, and the practical implications for practitioners.
Earlier this month, the High Court handed down judgment on a challenge to the secretary of state's decision to publish the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on the basis that it should have undergone strategic environmental assessment (SEA).
Promised guidance will dictate who foots the bill for greater housebuilding diversity, by Chris Brown
There were widespread rumours over the last few months that civil servants in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) were not over-enthusiastic about delivering the Letwin approach to speeding up housing delivery.
POLICY: Clean Air Strategy 2019.