Planning Portal

 

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  2. Planning Policy & Legislation

Planning Policy and Legislation

The policy section provides access to the chief planning legislation produced by the Government as well as other planning related documents, reports and statistics.

What's new

Access the latest planning policy, circulars and guidance documents as well as consultations and letters to chief planning officers

Planning Reform

The Government is committed to a radical reform of the planning agenda giving new powers to local councils, communities, neighbourhoods and individuals.

Current policy and guidance

Details of current English planning policy documents including Planning Policy Statements, Good Practice Guides and circulars

Previous policy and guidance

Details of archived English planning policy documents including Planning Policy Statements, Good Practice Guides and circulars

Legislation

Planning policy is supported by legislation, this mainly takes the form of Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments.