Policy & Legislation
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Legislation In Progress
Track the progress of legislation through the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments as well as the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies.
Assume: To make an ass out of u and me. The DCP Blog was a little perturbed to find the following in a recent appeal decision relating to the refusal of planning permission for five...
Although the inspector in this case (DCS Number 400-021-871 ) was unconvinced, we thought that the idea of promoting the use of electric cars to address concerns about vehicle noise...
In Toys out of the pram we gave an account of an appeal case in which the council had refused to discharge pre-commencement conditions on the grounds that development had already commenced...
Planning spoke to independent inquiries review chair Bridget Rosewell about the new Planning Inspectorate (PINS) action plan.
Policy changes intended to lead to more sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) being put in place have been delayed due to resources being re-prioritised to aid Brexit preparations, the government has revealed.
Policy Summary: Government updates guidance on Planning Inspectorate fees for major infrastructure applications
POLICY: Planning Act 2008: Infrastructure Planning (Fees) Regulations 2010.
POLICY: Short-Term Lets: Consultation on a Regulatory Framework for Scotland.
Strategies and assessments are key tools for planning for health, but could be used by more local authorities, Michael Chang suggests.
Observers say councils and inspectors are inconsistent in their approach to extra care retirement housing, sometimes treating it as regular housing and other times as care homes.
What growing political controversy over permitted development rights mean for the future prospects of the policy
In the wake of Labour's announcement that it will axe permitted development rights allowing offices to be converted into homes, observers say they expect ministers to introduce new restrictions on such rights to appease growing concerns.
POLICY: Environmental principles and governance after Brexit: consultation.
New guidance from the Department for Education reinforces the message in recent planning guidance revisions that new school places necessitated by development should be funded through developer contributions. Commentators have expressed concerns that the planning system is being asked to resource too many competing priorities.
Permitted developent rights are bringing problems to the town, says the council. But it argues that there is little it can do.