New Legislation – relating to environmental permitting (01/01/2017), including consequential amendments to the GPDO 2015, Use Classes Order 1987, etc …

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) came into force on 01/01/2017:

New Legislation:

  • January 2017: SI 2016 No. 1154 - The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (pdf) (link).


  • The above SI 2016 No. 1154 is not summarised on the Planning Jungle website.
  • The "Explanatory Note" at the end of the above SI states the following:
    - "These Regulations provide a consolidated system of environmental permitting in England and Wales. They replace the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/675). These Regulations transpose provisions of 15 Directives which impose obligations required to be delivered through permits or capable of being delivered through permits.".
  • The above SI makes consequential amendments - e.g. to replace references to the 2010 Regulations with references to the 2016 Regulations - to the following SIs:
    - GPDO 2015.
    - Use Classes Order 1987.
    - EIA Regulations 2011.
    - The Infrastructure Planning (Interested Parties and Miscellaneous Prescribed Provisions) Regulations 2015.

Other Sources of Information:

  • December 2016: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2016 No. 1154 (pdf) (link).

Updates to the Planning Jungle website: