Andy Dunhill, Hannah Furness, Paul Greenhalgh, Carol Ludwig, David McGuinness, Rachel Williams

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The planning system is defined by a range of statutes, regulations, circulars and policy guidance. The planning function within local planning authorities (LPAs) is divided into two key areas: plan making (also known as strategic planning), which involves the preparation of planning policy; and development management, which involves the implementation of that policy when making planning decisions (see Concept 11.4). Some of the key pieces of legislation relating to planning are set out below: The planning system is plan led (Cullingworth and Nadin, 2006). As such, planning law requires that applications for planning permission must be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise (see Sections 38(1) and (6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004). In addition to the above key pieces of legislation, the plan-led system incorporates a hierarchy of national policy/guidance and local development plans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReal Estate Concepts
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook
EditorsErnie Jowsey
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781135084356
ISBN (Print)9780415857413
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


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