Category Archives: Legislation – Appeals/Hearings/Inquiries Regulations/Rules, etc

The government publishes the “Fixing our broken housing market – White Paper”, which includes a consultation (until 02/05/2017) on a wide range of planning proposals …

The government has published the following White Paper, which includes a consultation that runs for 12 weeks from 07/02/2017 until 02/05/2017: Continue reading

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (April 2016) …

DCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – 16 new Statutory Instruments and 2 new Directions are due to come into force, mostly between 01/04/2015 and 15/04/2015…

The following 16 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) and 2 new Directions are due to come into force, mostly between 01/04/2015 and 15/04/2015: Continue reading

New Legislation – relating to 1) hearings and inquiries for advertisement consent and discontinuance notice appeals (06/04/2015), and 2) major infrastructure projects (06/04/2015) …

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 06/04/2015: Continue reading

New Legislation – relating to 1) national policy statements (01/04/2014), 2) revocations of redundant Orders (14/04/2014), and 3) revocations of redundant Regulations (14/04/2014) …

The following 3 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) come into force on 01/04/201414/04/2014, and 14/04/2014 (respectively): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: DCLG launches its “Planning Practice Guidance” website …

On 06/03/2014, DCLG launched the following "Planning Practice Guidance" website:

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The government has announced its intention to consolidate various planning secondary legislation …

The government has announced its intention to "reduce and consolidate planning regulations", as set out by this press release dated 29/10/2013.

With regards to the consolidation of legislation, the press release states that the GPDO 1995 will be consolidated (albeit with reference to an incorrect number of amendments).  In addition, the "Red Tape Challenge" document (at the end of the press release) lists various other planning secondary legislation under the category "Improve (Merge/Simplify)", which indicates that such legislation might also be consolidated.  The latter includes the Advertisement Regulations 2007, the DMPO 2010, the LBCA Regulations 1990, and the UCO 1987, etc.  No timescales are set out for this process.

With regards to the reduction of legislation, the press release states that the government will "tackle unnecessary and overly burdensome requirements in the application process", although no further details are provided.  In addition, the "Red Tape Challenge" document lists various planning secondary legislation under the category "Scrap".  The latter includes legislation that has already been almost entirely superseded, such as the "Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 1992", as well as relatively obscure legislation, such as the "Town and Country Planning (Ironstone Areas Special Development) Order 1950", etc.

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Checklist for LPAs …

This post provides a checklist of the main types of issues that LPAs should review before the 11 new SIs come into force on 01/10/2013: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Group 1 of 4 – CONSERVATION AREA CONSENT …

This group of new legislation relates to CONSERVATION AREA CONSENT.

GROUP 1 OF 4 - New Legislation - 4 new Statutory Instruments (SIs):

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11 new Statutory Instruments coming into force on 01/10/2013 …

List of 11 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) coming into force on 01/10/2013:

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