Consultation outcome

Planning for major infrastructure projects: associated development

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Planning Act 2008: summary of responses to the consultation on proposed changes to the suite of guidance documents for the major infrastructure planning regime

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Detail of outcome

This paper gives a summary of the main areas in the consultation documents that have been amended and clarified.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Consultation on amending the guidance on associated development to bring it into line with the Localism Act 2011.

Documents

Guidance on associated development: applications for major infrastructure projects under the Planning Act 2008 - consultation

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Planning Act 2008: consultation on proposed changes to the suite of guidance documents for the major infrastructure planning regime

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Consultation description

This consultation forms part of a light touch review of the 6 guidance documents underpinning the Planning Act 2008, which includes guidance on associated development as well as on:

This document has been refreshed to bring it into line with the Localism Act 2011 and to reflect a recent High Court ruling on the definition of dwellings under associated development in the Planning Act 2008.

The definition of associated development has been amended to clarify that in tightly constrained circumstances (where it would offset the impacts of nearby future development which the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is reasonably satisfied will be applied for), a degree of overcapacity may be applied for as associated development. This is not a regulatory or a policy change -it clarifies what may be permitted as associated development in the Planning Act.