The following new Direction came into force on 21/04/2021:
- April 2021: The Town and Country Planning (Demolition - Description of Buildings) Direction 2021 (pdf) (link).
- The webpage (link) for the above Direction includes the following information:
- "The Town and Country Planning (Demolition – Description of Buildings) Direction 2021 (“the 2021 Direction”) replaces The Town and Country Planning (Demolition – Description of Buildings) Direction 2014 (“the 2014 Direction”) [(link)] to ensure the demolition of statues, memorials and monuments in England requires permission pursuant to s.57(1) Town and Country Planning Act 1990.".
- "It is introduced at the same time as the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021 which excludes from the existing permitted development right the demolition of certain statues, memorials and monuments that have been in place for 10 years or more.".
- Note: Paragraph 3 of the above Direction sets out the types of building for which demolition shall not be taken to involve "development" for the purposes of the TCPA 1990(and therefore does not require planning permission). This paragraph 3 has been amended so that it does not include "a statue, monument or memorial".
Updates to the Planning Jungle website:
- The "Demolition Quick Reference Guide" document has been updated to incorporate the above Direction.