New Direction – “The Town and Country Planning (Consultation) (England) Direction 2021” (21/04/2021) …

[NOTE: For other versions of this Direction, please view the following posts:
- This post for the 2021 Direction.
- This post for the 2024 Direction.]

The following new Direction came into force on 21/04/2021:

New Direction:

  • April 2021: The Town and Country Planning (Consultation) (England) Direction 2021 (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The webpage (link) for the above 2021 Direction includes the following information:
    - "This Direction replaces The Town and Country Planning (Consultation) (England) Direction 2009 [(link)].".
    - "This Direction is made under the [DMPO 2015] and came into force on 21 April 2021.".
    - "It requires local planning authorities in England to consult the Secretary of State before granting planning permission for certain types of development.".
  • Note: Paragraph 3 of the above 2021 Direction sets out the types of development for which the LPA needs to consult the Secretary of State (in the case of an application for planning permission that the LPA does not propose to refuse). This paragraph 3 has been amended to include "commemorative object development", for which paragraph 9 sets out the following definition:
    - "For the purposes of this Direction, "commemorative object development" means development which consists of or includes full or part demolition of a statue, monument, memorial or plaque which is, or is part of, a building in place for a period of at least 10 years on the date of any proposed demolition other than a statue, monument, memorial or plaque:
    >>> (a) that is a listed building;
    >>> (b) that is a scheduled monument;
    >>> (c) within a cemetery, on consecrated land, or within the curtilage of a place of public worship;
    >>> (d) within the grounds of a museum or art gallery; or
    >>> (e) within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse.
    The references to "dwellinghouse" and "cemetery" in this -paragraph have the same meaning as [Part 11 Class B of the GPDO 2015]."
    .