National and local planning policy

National and local planning policy guidance:

What is biodiversity net gain? Biodiversity net gain is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state after development than...

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What is the duty to cooperate? The duty to cooperate was created by the Localism Act 2011. It places a legal duty on local planning authorities (LPAs), county councils in...

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National Policy Statements (NPSs) are statutory documents published in accordance with the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008). They set out the government's policy...

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Technical Advice Note (TAN) 5 provides advice about how the land use planning system in Wales should contribute to protecting and enhancing biodiversity and geological...

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A streamlined system for Developments of National Significance in Wales The Planning (Wales) Act 2015 amended the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) to create...

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Effective spatial planning is an important part of a successful response to climate change, as it can influence the emission of greenhouse gases. Local planning...

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Why is planning policy important? Planning policy: • determines the type and location of development in an area • helps to achieve key objectives of local planning...

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Planning policy is contained primarily within national policy documents and the development plan. Welsh national planning policy is contained principally in the...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

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Policy context The original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It consolidated over...

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This archived Practice Note provides an overview of the presumption in favour of sustainable development as set out in the 2012 version of the National Planning Policy...

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This Practice Note sets out the main changes to national planning policy brought about by the publication of revised versions of the National Planning Policy Framework...

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Policy context Technical Advice Note (TAN) 8 provides technical advice to supplement the policy set out in Planning Policy Wales (PPW), and should be read in conjunction...

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This archived Practice Note provides an introduction to the 2012 version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF), looking at the concept of sustainable...

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The planning functions in the Greater London area are exercised by: • the Mayor of London (the Mayor) • the 32 London Boroughs • the City of London Corporation, and • two...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

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Background In October 2011, an independent advisory group was established to review the delivery of the planning system in Wales. In 2014, the advisory group reported...

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Contents • Context • Overview of viability in planning • National planning policy and guidance • Viability assessments in practice • Appeals • Section 106 planning...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

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