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Planning Circulars and 'Dear Chief Planning Officer' Letters

These documents provide non-statutory advice and guidance on particular issues to expand on subjects referred to in legislation.

Circulars are used to explain policy and regulation more fully. Many circulars are quasi-legislative and include a direction or requirement to take specific action. Letters are used to provide key communication between central and local Government.

Many circulars and letters include guidance on implementation of aspects of planning policy.

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