Category Archives: Legislation – Section 62A Applications Order/Regulations/Rules 2013

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

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

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to application fees, small sites register, local plans, testing competition, financial benefits, s106 dispute resolution, PD rights for schools, and statutory consultation …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the legislation with respect to PD rights for schools.]

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Technical consultation on implementation of planning changes" (which ran for 8 weeks from 18/02/2016 until 15/04/2016): 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” (October 2015) …

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

The Government announces (again) its intention to make further changes to the planning system, including PD rights …

In July 2015, the HM Treasury document titled "Fixing the foundations - Creating a more prosperous nation" (aka the "productivity plan") was published (for further info, please view this post). Now, in August 2015, the following DEFRA document (aka the "rural productivity plan") also sets out the Government's intention to make further changes to the planning system, including permitted development rights: Continue reading

The Government announces its intention to make further changes to the planning system, including PD rights …

The following HM Treasury document (aka the "productivity plan") sets out the Government's intention to make further changes to the planning system, including permitted development rights: 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

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 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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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

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