B8.1.1 Planning Legislation in England


Planning Act 2008

This aims to establish the Infrastructure Planning Commission and make provision about its functions, the development of nationally significant infrastructure and town and country planning.

Housing Act 2004

This Act replaces the existing housing fitness standard with the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

This Act aims to speed up the planning system and to increase in the predictability of planning decisions.

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

The Act contains measures to improve public access to the open countryside and registered common land.

Planning and Compensation Act 1991

This Act extends the powers to acquire by agreement land that may be affected by carrying out public works and to provide compensation where applicable.

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

This Act includes provisions relating to local plans and control over development (planning permission). It also includes Tree Preservation Orders and the protection of trees in Conservation Areas.

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

This Act concerns special controls for buildings and areas of special architectural or historic interest.