Planning Law

The Planning Process - An Overview

Planning laws are designed to balance our desire to develop the areas where we live and work with ensuring the surrounding environment isn't negatively affected for everyone. Each local planning authority (‘LPA’) is required to prepare a local development framework outlining how planning will be managed for their area.

In determining planning applications, local planning authorities must have regard to their Local Development Framework (LDF).

Planning permission

Most types of development need planning permission. Activities classed as development include: