Planning, building and the environment

Legislation and policy

The ten most recent legislation and policy documents published on the planning, building and the environment site.

  • Letter to Chief Planning Officers: Planning Policy on Residential Parking Standards, Parking Charges, and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

    Letter to local authorities following a Ministerial announcement on 3 January 2011, which outlined the Government's position on certain aspects of parking policy and electric vehicle infrastructure, and the publication of a revised PPG13.

    • Added:  14 January 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Circular and official letters; Legislation and policy
  • Letter to Chief Planning Officers and Chief Executives: The EU Waste Framework Directive

    Letter to waste planning authorities reminding them that the European Union Waste Framework Directive requires those authorities to publish waste management plans.

    • Added:  10 January 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Circular and official letters; Legislation and policy
  • Planning Policy Guidance 13: Transport

    PPG13 sets out the objectives to integrate planning and transport at the national, strategic and local level and to promote more sustainable transport choices both for carrying people and for moving freight. Updated January 2011.

    • Added:  3 January 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Legislation and policy; Good practice and guidance
  • Letter to Chief Planning Officers: The Localism Bill

    Letter to local planning authorities regarding the publication of the Localism Bill and the Government's intention to bring forward a number of reforms to the planning system.

    • Added:  15 December 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Circular and official letters; Legislation and policy
  • The Community Infrastructure Levy: An overview

    This document sets out the purpose of the Community Infrastructure Levy and how it is intended to operate. This replaces the previous Community Infrastructure Levy: An overview published on 25 March 2010.

    • Added:  18 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Reports and summaries; Legislation and policy
  • The Community Infrastructure Levy: Summary

    This document provides a summary of the Community Infrastructure Levy.

    • Added:  18 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Reports and summaries; Legislation and policy
  • Proposals for changes to planning application fees in England: Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the planning application fees regime which would decentralise responsibility for setting fees to local authorities and widen the scope of fees so authorities can charge for more of their services.

    • Added:  15 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Consultation documents; Legislation and policy
  • Letter to Chief Planning Officers: Abolition of Regional Strategies

    Letter to local planning authorities following the judgement in the case brought by Cala Homes in the High Court, which considered that the powers set out in the 2009 Act could not be used to revoke all Regional Strategies in their entirety.

    • Added:  10 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Circular and official letters; Legislation and policy
  • Circular 08/10: Changes to Planning Regulations for Dwellinghouses and Houses in Multiple Occupation

    This circular gives guidance on the planning regulations, in particular on changes of use for dwellinghouses and houses in multiple occupation, following changes to legislation in April and October 2010.

    • Added:  4 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Circular and official letters; Legislation and policy
  • Letter to Chief Planning Officers: Publication of Revised Circulars on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and Article 4 Directions

    Letter to local authorities confirming that a replacement for Circular 05/10, which relates to planning and Houses in Multiple Occupation, and a replacement Appendix D of Circular 09/95, relating to article 4 directions, have been published.

    • Added:  4 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Circular and official letters; Legislation and policy

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