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National Planning Policy, Guidance and Legislation

Planning policy, procedures in North Warwickshire are shaped by national policy, guidance and legislation, in addition to the work undertaken sub-regionally and at County level. Planning applications may also be determined with reference to such national items. Links to this policy, guidance and legislation are below.

National

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) - this replaced the former Planning Policy Statements and Guidance (PPSs and PPGs) on 27 March 2012.

Planning Practice Guidance - this provides guidance to help local planning authorities support the framework and is published online and regularly updated. County/Sub-Regional

Warwickshire County Council Minerals, Waste and Transport Planning

The General Permitted Development Order 2015, has been amended as set out below;

2016 - as set out in Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (amendment) Order 2016.

2016 - as out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (amendment) (No.2) Order 2016.

2017 - as set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (amendment) Order 2017.

2017 - as set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (amendment) (No.2) Order 2017.

2018 - as set out in the The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2018 (comes into force 6 April 2018)

Regional

Planning Circulars - including the Use of Conditions in Planning Permissions and Costs Awards in Appeals and Other Planning Proceedings.

Statutory Legislation - including the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004; and the General Permitted Development Order 2015.

Regional Spatial Strategy

The West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy has been formally revoked by Statutory Order SI2013/933. This was laid in Parliament on 24th April 2013 and came into effect on 20th May 2013. Therefore the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy no longer forms part of the statutory development plan for Warwickshire. 

Prior to its revocation the Regional Spatial Strategy for the West Midlands (formerly known as the West Midlands Regional Planning Guidance) was formally adopted by the Secretary of State on 14 June 2004. It was being revised in three phases. Phase 1 covering the Black County is complete, and was issued by the Secretary of State in January 2008. The Phase Two review was launched in November 2006, and had been through its Examination in Public (EiP). GOWM published the EiP Panel Report on 28th September 2009. The Report includes the Panel’s findings and recommendations to Government about changes to the draft WMRSS. The Secretary of State’s Proposed Changes were expected. Phase Three was launched in November 2007. The RPB published their Options document for consultation from the 29th June – 14th August 2009.

Further information on what evidence informed the preparation of the Regional Strategy before it was revoked can be found on the West Midlands Regional Assembly website

Last updated Friday, 23rd March 2018

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