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.

  • Planning Policy Statement 3: Planning for Housing - Technical change to Annex B - Affordable Housing definition: Consultation - Summary of responses

    Summary of Government responses to the consultation on the Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing (PPS3) definition of affordable housing.

    • Added:  9 June 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Consultation responses; Legislation and policy
  • Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing

    PPS3 underpins the delivery of the Government's strategic housing policy objectives. This replaces PPG3 published in March 2000; and earlier editions of PPS3 published on 29 November 2006; 19 January 2010 and 9 June 2010.

    • Added:  9 June 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Legislation and policy; Good practice and guidance
  • Letter to Chief Planning Officers: Design and Planning

    Letter to local authorities bringing them up to date on changes that have occurred to the Government's approach on design and planning.

    • Added:  20 May 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Circular and official letters; Legislation and policy
  • Community Infrastructure Levy Relief: Information document

    This document explains how the Community Infrastructure Levy Relief Regulations work in practice. It provides information for charging and collecting authorities about giving relief for charities, social housing and in exceptional circumstances.

    • Added:  12 May 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Reports and summaries; Legislation and policy
  • 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 18 November 2010.

    • Added:  9 May 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Reports and summaries; Legislation and policy
  • Planning for traveller sites: Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on a new draft Planning Policy Statement for traveller sites. The final Statement will replace current policy set out in planning Circular 01/06 and Circular 04/07.

    • Added:  13 April 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Consultation documents; Legislation and policy
  • Applying the Mobile Homes Act 1983 to local authority traveller sites: Guidance

    Guidance note on applying the Mobile Homes Act 1983 to local authority traveller sites; with particular reference to the requirement to provide a written statement to existing residents and guidance on terms relating to the operation of transit pitches.

    • Added:  13 April 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance; Legislation and policy
  • Letter to Chief Planning Officers: Liberalisation of Change of Use

    Letter to local authorities drawing their attention to the treatment of change of use in the planning system set out in the consultation paper Relaxation of planning rules for change of use from commercial to residential.

    • Added:  8 April 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Circular and official letters; Legislation and policy
  • Relaxation of planning rules for change of use from commercial to residential: Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the General Permitted Development Order to grant permitted development rights to changes of use from commercial to residential.

    • Added:  8 April 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Consultation documents; Legislation and policy
  • Letter to Chief Planning Officers: Planning for Growth

    Letter to local authorities regarding the Growth Review which contains ambitious proposals for planning reform, to ensure that planning supports the sustainable development needed as the country emerges from recession.

    • Added:  31 March 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Circular and official letters; Legislation and policy

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