Category Archives: Legislation – DMPO 2010

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (March 2015) …

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) “Highways England Company Limited” and 2) the requirements to notify and consult in the case of certain development affecting highways (01/04/2015) …

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 01/04/2015: Continue reading

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to further changes to statutory consultee arrangements for planning applications …

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Further changes to statutory consultee arrangements for the planning application process - Consultation" (which ran for 6 weeks from 18/12/2014 until 29/01/2015): Continue reading

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to the use of planning conditions …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view this post and this post].

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Technical consultation on planning" (which ran for 8 weeks from 31/07/2014 until 26/09/2014): Continue reading

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (January 2015) …

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

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to planning application processes …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view this post, this post, and this post].

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Technical consultation on planning" (which ran for 8 weeks from 31/07/2014 until 26/09/2014): Continue reading

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to the deemed discharge of planning conditions …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view this post and this post].

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Technical consultation on planning" (which ran for 8 weeks from 31/07/2014 until 26/09/2014): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes consultation (until 26/09/2014) on a wide range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government "response" to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to the deemed discharge of planning conditions.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the use of planning conditions.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to changes to Development Consent Orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the consent process for nationally significant infrastructure projects.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to neighbourhood planning.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to environmental impact assessments.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to planning application processes.]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 31/07/2014 until 26/09/2014: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (06/04/2014) …

[UPDATE: The information on this page has subsequently been incorporated into the "Other Parts of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013" page].

The following 2 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) come into force on 06/04/2014:

New Legislation: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (06/04/2014) …

[UPDATE: The information on this page has subsequently been incorporated into the "Part 1 of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013" page].

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 06/04/2014:

New Legislation: 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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2 new Statutory Instruments – relating to 1) nationally significant infrastructure projects (18/12/2013), and 2) winning and working of oil or natural gas by underground operations (13/01/2014) …

The following 2 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) come into force on 18/12/2013 and 13/01/2014 (respectively): Continue reading

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