- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 31 Mar 2015
Authority monitoring report AMR
Local plans are prepared by local planning authorities. They create the framework for the future development of an area and are the starting-point for considering whether planning applications should be approved.
The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 introduced a requirement for local planning authorities to make an annual report to the Secretary of State about the implementation of the local development scheme and the extent to which the policies set out in the local plan were being achieved. This was referred to as an Annual Monitoring Report, which had to be published as a single document on a specific date.
However, section 113 of the Localism Act 2011 amended this requirement, renaming the report the Authority Monitoring Report (AMR), allowing it to be published annually rather than on a specific date, and removing the requirement for it to be a single report. This gives local authorities the flexibility to publish a number of component documents when information becomes available, which together make up the AMR. The authority must make these reports available to the public.
The minimum information an AMR should contain is defined in Regulation 34 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. It should:
- Set out progress with local plan preparation.
- Report on activities relating to the duty to cooperate.
- Describe how the implementation of policies in the local plan is progressing.
It may also provide information about the implementation of any neighbourhood plans, and whether there is a need to undertake a partial or full review of the local plan, and may highlight how contributions made by development have been used, such as planning obligations, the community infrastructure levy and new homes bonus payments.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
HAB is a bridge design concept which incorporates an integrated hydraulic system in order to carry more weight.
ICE publish a discussion paper looking at the role of the engineer in creating inclusive cities.
A PQP describes the activities, standards, tools and processes necessary to achieve quality in a project's delivery.
How Lidl has been actively working to reinforce their brand through sustainability.
Association of British Insurers describe full-scale cladding tests as 'utterly inadequate'.
This article examines the changing policy commitments and evolving definitions of the zero carbon home.
Researchers believe they may have created a 'game-changing' new form of concrete using graphene.
Grouting refers to the injection of materials into a soil or rock formation to change its physical characteristics.
Part of Designing Buildings Wiki, BREEAM Wiki will advance knowledge sharing for the BRE family of sustainability tools.
From the decorative to the utilitarian, and from the photographed to the forgotten.
New BRE book considers the progression from project-based knowledge creation to whole-life urban knowledge management.
This CIOB article explores the concept of value in building design and construction.