What's new?

Spring/summer 2022


Making a planning application

This section has been thoroughly updated throughout regarding the planning-specific topics proposed by the Levelling up and Regeneration Bill. See especially the new Levelling up subsection.


Environmental impact assessment

This section has been updated throughout. See especially the new subsection on the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, which will affect the environmental impact assessment process in the future. 

Heritage issues

A new subsection on the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill has been added. The Bill proposes changes to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and will introduce new measures such as temporary stop notices where unauthorised works are being undertaken to a listed building.

Mediation for planning

This section has been updated throughout, and several new subsections have been added. See especially Infrastructure levy, which discusses the levy put forward by the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Planning bulletin

The isurv Planning Editorial Board have updated this section. Spring/summer 2022 provides all the latest planning news, including:

  • the key changes to the planning system that are proposed by the government's Levelling Up White Paper and
  • which upcoming cases may prove important, such as Hillside Parks Ltd v Snowdonia National Parks Authority, which may clarify the law on ‘drop in’ changes to developments.
Planning conditions and obligations

This section has been updated throughout. See especially:

  • Relevance, which discusses conditions that may or may not be relevant to permitted development (e.g. parking permits) and
  • Section 106 planning obligations, which discusses the recent relevant case of R (McLaren) v Woking BC [2021] EWHC 698.
Planning policy

The FAQ What reforms are the government currently proposing for the planning system? has been updated; it discusses the latest developments with the Planning Bill and the the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill.

Consultation drafts

See iConsult to review the latest RICS standards and guidance drafts.