The government has published an updated version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on 24/07/2018: Continue reading
[UPDATE: For the subsequent updates to the NPPF relating to this consultation, please view this post.]
The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "National Planning Policy Framework - Consultation proposals" (which ran for 9 1/2 weeks from 05/03/2018 until 10/05/2018): Continue reading
The following 4 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) relating to Listed Buildings come into force on 06/04/2014:
New Legislation: Continue reading
On 06/03/2014, DCLG launched the following "Planning Practice Guidance" website:
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 The latter includes legislation that has already been almost entirely superseded, such as the "Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 1992", as well as relatively obscure legislation, such as the "Town and Country Planning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.
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
This group of new legislation relates to CONSERVATION AREA CONSENT.
GROUP 1 OF 4 - New Legislation - 4 new Statutory Instruments (SIs):
List of 11 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) coming into force on 01/10/2013:
The Enforcement Regulations/Rules 2002 page provides a list of which amendment Statutory Instruments (SIs) apply to "The Town and Country Planning (Enforcement ...) Regulations/Rules 2002" (i.e. the "Enforcement Regulations/Rules 2002").