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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 01 Feb 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 300
ISBN 9781784516604
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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