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Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (2017, Chapter 20).

United Kingdom
Document type
Long title
An Act to make provision about planning and compulsory purchase; and for connected purposes.
Land & soil
Land-use planning Expropriation Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Public participation Local government
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe

This Act contains measures relating to planning and compulsory purchase of land for housing and planning purposes following the reforms introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016. It amends the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Act strengthens neighbourhood planning by - ensuring that planning decision-makers take account of neighbourhood development plans; requiring parish councils and designated neighbourhood forums to be automatically notified of future planning applications in their area; and, by giving neighbourhood development plans full legal effect at an earlier stage. It introduces new procedures for modifying neighbourhood development orders and plans and facilitates the modification of neighbourhood areas where a neighbourhood development order or plan has already been made in relation to that area. The Act also makes the duty on local planning authorities to support neighbourhood planning groups and the neighbourhood planning examination process more transparent and grants power to the Secretary of State to make regulations which prescribe the circumstances where certain conditions may or may not be imposed and descriptions of such conditions for the purpose of ensuring that conditions meet national policy tests in the National Planning Policy Framework.

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References - Legislation


Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (1990 Chapter 8).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1990 (2017)

Keyword: Environmental planning, Policy/planning, Forestry protection measures, Forest management/forest conservation, Land-use planning, Institution, Expropriation, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Soil rehabilitation, Protected area, National parks


Land Compensation Act 1961 (1961 Chapter 33 9 and 10 Eliz 2).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1961 (2012)

Keyword: Expropriation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Court/tribunal, Contract/agreement, Land-use planning


Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (2004, Chapter 5).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Land-use planning, Expropriation, Protected area, National parks


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Environment Act 2021 (Chapter 30).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2021

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Governance, Policy/planning, Pollution control, Standards, Protection of environment, Framework law, Environmental audit, EIA, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Research, Forest management/forest conservation, Forestry protection measures, Protection forest, Risk assessment/management, Organic waste, Packaging/labelling, Polluter pays principle, Transport/storage, Transboundary movement of waste, Waste management, Waste prevention, Subsidy/incentive, Drainage/land reclamation, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water quality standards, Freshwater resources management, Water shortage/drought, Priorities, Freshwater pollution, Water abstraction, Basic legislation, Ecosystem preservation, Biodiversity, Endangered species, Protected area, Protection of habitats, Protection of species, Traceability/product tracing