Links to the Planning Acts

This page provides links to the Planning Acts on the government website (

  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (link).
  • Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (link).
  • Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (link).
  • Planning (Consequential Provisions) Act 1990 (link).
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990 (link).
  • Planning and Compensation Act 1991 (link).
  • Environment Act 1995 (link).
  • Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (link).
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (link).
  • Planning Act 2008 (link).
  • Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (link).
  • Localism Act 2011 (link).
  • Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (link).
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (link).
  • Infrastructure Act 2015 (link).
  • Deregulation Act 2015 (link).
  • Housing and Planning Act 2016 (link).
  • Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (link).
  • Business and Planning Act 2020 (link).
  • Environment Act 2021 (link).
  • Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 (link).


  • Because the Planning Acts are "primary" legislation, the government website provides consolidated versions (as per the above links), albeit that some parts of these consolidated versions appear to be several years out-of-date. When viewing primary legislation on the government website, please ensure that the option "Latest available (Revised)" (on the left-hand side of the page) is selected.
  • As stated on the government website, please note that there may be outstanding changes that have not yet been applied to the text of the legislation by the government editorial team.