Category Archives: Legislation – EIA Regulations 2011

New Legislation – relating to the conservation of habitats and species (30/11/2017) …

The following 2 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) came into force on 30/11/2017: Continue reading

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (March 2017) …

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

The government publishes consultation (until 01/02/2017) relating to environmental impact assessments …

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

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 7 weeks from 14/12/2016 until 01/02/2017: Continue reading

New Legislation – Housing and Planning Act 2016 …

On 12/05/2016 the "Housing and Planning Bill" was granted Royal Assent, and became the "Housing and Planning Act 2016": Continue reading

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

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

IMPORTANT: The government publishes consultation (until 15/04/2016) on a wide range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government "response" to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the "response" document with respect to neighbourhood planning.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to application fees, small sites register, local plans, testing competition, financial benefits, s106 dispute resolution, PD rights for schools, and statutory consultation.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to permission in principle and brownfield registers.
- Note: The "response" with respect to planning performance is shown within section 7 of this "Explanatory Memorandum" (pdf) (link).]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 18/02/2016 until 15/04/2016: Continue reading

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) 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

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

DCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": 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: DCLG launches its “Planning Practice Guidance” website …

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

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