Planning, building and the environment

Good practice and guidance

The ten most recent good practice and guidance documents published on the planning, building and the environment site.

  • 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
  • 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
  • A Guide to Determinations and Appeals (revised April 2011)

    This is the 2011 version of A Guide to Determinations and Appeals under Sections 16(10)(a)and 39 of the Building Act 1984.

    • Added:  1 April 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance
  • Planning Policy Statement 10: Planning for Sustainable Waste Management

    PPS10 sets out the Government's policy to be taken into account by waste planning authorities and forms part of the national waste management plan. This replaces PPG10 published in 1999 and an earlier edition of PPS10 published on 21 July 2005.

    • Added:  30 March 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Legislation and policy; Good practice and guidance
  • Pre-application consultation with communities: a basic guide

    This short guide explains the new Localism Bill duty imposed on developers to consult with local communities prior to submitting certain types of planning application.

    • Added:  28 February 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance; 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
  • The Code for Sustainable Homes - Case Studies Volume 3 December 2010

    Examples of a third set of case studies on how new Code Homes have been designed, planned, built and what they are like to live in.

    • Added:  15 December 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance
  • The Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) - Member's Handbook (2010)

    The current version of the BRAC Member's Handbook.

    • Added:  30 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance; Reports and summaries
  • Summary of changes to the Code for Sustainable Homes technical guidance - 2010

    This publication summarises the changes made to the Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guidance between the May 2009 version and the 2010 version.

    • Added:  11 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance
  • Code for Sustainable Homes: Technical guide - 2010

    This technical guidance manual sets out the requirements for the Code for Sustainable Homes, and the process by which a Code assessment is reached.

    • Added:  11 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance

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