Last edited 21 Jan 2016

Legislative framework for building design and construction

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[edit] Town and country planning

Local Plan (Local Development Framework):


  • Consult for 12 core planning principles (Paragraph 17).

Planning history:

Section 106 (If large project):

Conservation Area (CA):

NPPF section 12 (for guidance of objectives and policies):

Scheduled monument:

Change of use, if required. See use class.

[edit] Sustainability and Health and safety

Flood risk:



Green belt:

  • NPPF Section 9 protects this.
  • Consult: LA to establish if land is green belt.




Party Walls:

  • Prior to works, must give notice to adjoining neighbours of intention to build on boundary line/within 6 meters of it.
  • Act provides mechanism for resolving disputes.
  • Consult: Adjoining Owners
  • Legislation: Party Wall Act 1996

[edit] Land law



Restrictive covenants:

  • Restrictions to the site such as: land to remain open space/ prevent development/ prevent business use?
  • Consult: Land registry.


  • Annually renewed right of use by apparatus over or under someone else’s land for which payment is made.

Tree preservation order:

  • May apply to trees on site.
  • Consult: LA.
  • Legislation: Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) regultions 2012.