New Legislation – The Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015 (01/06/2015) …

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 01/06/2015:

New Legislation:

  • June 2015: SI 2015 No. 627 - The Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015 (pdf) (link).


  • The above SI 2015 No. 627 is not summarised on the Planning Jungle website.
  • The "Explanatory Note" at the end of the above SI 2015 No. 627 states that these regulations "consolidate, with amendments, existing regulations made under the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (“the Act”) and revoke the following statutory instruments to the extent specified":
    - "The Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 1992" (link).
    - "The Planning (Control of Major-Accident Hazards) Regulations 1999" (link).
    - "The Town and Country Planning (Application of Subordinate Legislation to the Crown) Order 2006" (link).
    - "The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2009" (link).
    - "The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2010" (link).
    - "The Explosives Regulations 2014" (link).
  • However, the above list appears to be incomplete - for example, it doesn't include the relevant parts of the following SIs:
    - "The Gas Act 1995 (Consequential Modifications of Subordinate Legislation) Order 1996" (link) - i.e. the amendments made by the Schedule.
    - "The Heavy Fuel Oil (Amendment) Regulations 2014" (link) - i.e. the amendment made by regulation 3.
    - "The Energy Act 2013 (Office for Nuclear Regulation) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2014" (link) - i.e. the amendments made by Schedule 3.

Other Sources of Information:

  • October 2014: "The role of planning in preventing major-accident hazards involving hazardous substances - Technical consultation" (pdf) (link).
  • March 2015: "Government response to technical consultation on the role of planning in preventing major-accident hazards involving hazardous substances" (pdf) (link).
  • March 2015: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2015 No. 627 (pdf) (link).

Updates to the Planning Jungle website: