Hazardous substances: draft planning practice guidance

This publication was withdrawn on 13 January 2017

The final hazardous substances guidance was published in December 2016.

Draft updated guidance on planning for hazardous substances.



Planning practice guidance on hazardous substances is being updated to reflect changes which new regulations will introduce on 1 June 2015. This draft guidance is provided to help you understand and prepare for these changes.

Current guidance on hazardous substances is available on the planning practice guidance portal; this will be archived and replaced with a final fully web-enabled version of the draft guidance when new Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015 come into force on 1 June.

If you have any queries or comments about this draft guidance please contact by 24 April 2015.

Read the government’s response to the consultation on the role of planning in preventing major-accident hazards involving hazardous substances, which ran from October to December 2014.