The Journal of Planning and Environment Law is published monthly, and provides a guide to recent and forthcoming developments in planning law, environmental law, compulsory purchase and related areas. It is widely known as a leading forum for informed discussion and debate on planning and associated issues.
Regular content includes current topics, articles, correspondence, parliamentary and departmental news, case law reports, summaries of cases, ministerial planning decisions, Local Government Ombudsman reports and a stop-press bulletin.
A special 13th issue, which is published in December each year, contains the papers delivered at the annual Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference.
The Journal will continue to provide expert coverage and discussion of the Localism Act as it is implemented.
The Act makes major reforms to the planning system, including the abolition of regional strategies, and the provision of neighbourhood plans and local development orders. It also makes pre-application consultation compulsory for certain development and makes important changes to planning enforcement and the regulation of nationally significant infrastructure. Linked to the Act is the draft National Planning Policy Framework, which has proved to be particularly controversial as the policies have been perceived by some as unduly favouring development.
Forthcoming articles include:
• Wind Farm Noise and Private Nuisance by William Norris QC
• Economic considerations as a “material consideration” by Alec Samuels
• The Dobry Report – Forty years On (almost) by Lord Justice Robert Carnwath and Chris Brearley
• Data Centre and Use Classes (Euan Kellie)
• Does the Planning System Need a “Tea Party”? (Wendy Le-Las)
• Planning for Water Security (William Howarth)
• What’s wrong with planning –and is it about to be fixed? A Crie de Coeur by John S Brearley
• Planning Law Case Update by Martin Edwards