The making of planning policy is a major political and legal issue and there is currently a considerable focus by the government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on local plan policy making.
The current climate is characterised by government concern at the slow pace of local plan adoption in England, the controversial introduction of neighbourhood planning, new strategic planning tools with the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 and local development plans in Northern Ireland.
Planning Policy is the only book dedicated to planning policy, both national and local and includes coverage of the Housing and Planning Act 2016. It covers the policy framework within which planning decisions are taken. It addresses how national and local policy is formulated, examined and challenged.
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Table of Contents
Preface Table of statutes Table of statutory instruments Table of cases 1. Introduction 2. Legal Principles 3. Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats 4. National Planning Policy – England 5. National Policy Statements 6. National Waste and Air Quality Policies and Strategies 7. Local Plans 8. Brownfield Land Registers 9. London and Devolved City Regions 10. Neighbourhood Development Plans 11. Supplementary Planning Documents and other Non-development Plan Policy 12. National Planning Policy – Wales 13. Strategic Plans – Wales 14. Welsh Local Development Plans 15. Welsh Supplementary Planning Guidance 16. Northern Ireland: Plans and Policies Adopted by Ministers 17. Local Development Plans in Northern Ireland 18. Marine Planning 19. National Agencies' Policies 20. Local Policies 21. Representations and Examinations 22. High Court Challenges Appendix 1 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Appendix 2 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 Appendix 3 Planning Act 2008 Appendix 4 Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, SI 2004/1633 Appendix 5 Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/767 Appendix 6 Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/637 Appendix 7 Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/403 Appendix 8 Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, SI 2017/1012 Index