Tuesday 24 th  January 2012
The administrative framework
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>How many can you identify </li></ul><ul><li>What departments are they responsible for? </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutor...
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (Conservative) Secretary of State for Communities an...
ACSS511: Statutory Control Secretary of State for the Home Department Theresa May (Conservative) Secretary of State for Ju...
ACSS511: Statutory Control Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  Iain Duncan Smith (Conservative) Secretary of State f...
4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>Not elected </li></ul><ul><li>Provide advice </li></ul><ul><li>Should be impartial </li></ul><ul><li>Ministers mus...
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>Prior to 1 st  April 1997, the county was all two tier: </li></ul><ul><li>BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL </li></ul...
<ul><li>Two tier </li></ul><ul><li>Single tier </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>2000: Greater London Authority (GLA) established </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>Strategic level administrative body </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transport </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Which council(s) cover(s) your area? </li></ul><ul><li>Two tier or single tier? </li></ul><ul><li>Which authority ...
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>Paid employees of the council </li></ul><ul><li>Not elected </li></ul><ul><li>Implement policies and carry out wor...
ACSS511: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>Legislation / regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Planning policy </li></ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals (Th...
<ul><li>Acts of Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory Instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Green Papers </li></ul><ul><li>White ...
<ul><li>The most important level </li></ul><ul><li>Basic principle: </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control National policy &...
<ul><li>Plans prepared by local councils </li></ul><ul><li>Set out planning policies for years ahead  in the local context...
<ul><li>Two tier areas </li></ul><ul><li>Single tier areas </li></ul><ul><li>Structure Plan prepared by County Councils </...
<ul><li>Introduced regional level of planning policy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Spatial Strategies, produced by Regio...
<ul><li>Introduced  Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC)  </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility for nationally significant ...
<ul><li>Proposed radical reforms to planning system </li></ul><ul><li>Concept of ‘ localism’ </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Sp...
ACSS511: Statutory Control
<ul><li>District or Borough Councils (in two tier areas) </li></ul><ul><li>Unitary authorities (in single tier areas) </li...
<ul><li>Development plan </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared in consultation with local community.  </li></ul><ul><li>Sets out fram...
<ul><li>Control of development </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-application advice </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement </li></ul>4CSS594: S...
<ul><li>Many LPAs in transition from old system to new </li></ul><ul><li>You will still find references to: </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Westminster City Council </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
ACSS511: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>Make Building Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Publish guidance (Approved Documents) </li></ul><ul><li>Oversee functi...
<ul><li>Scrutinise proposals for compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Supervise works for compliance </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory ...
4CSS594: Statutory Control
4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>Concerned with protection of amenity  </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to ensure that development takes place in the public...
<ul><li>Concerned with ensuring  that buildings are safe, healthy, accessible and sustainable for current and future gener...
<ul><li>Proposed housing development: </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
<ul><li>The site layout </li></ul><ul><li>The location of the development </li></ul><ul><li>The level of thermal insulatio...
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  • Under the provisions of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 the development plan system is to be radically altered by the introduction of Local Development Frameworks (LDFs) , which in turn are made up of a number of Local Development Documents (LDDs) and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) . Another significant change is the introduction of Regional Spatial Strate gies (RSS) . These are produced by Regional Assemblies and will replace Structure Plan s as the strategic planning document. In effect, this has introduced a third tier into the planning system, namely a regional tier. This is administered through regional assemblies:
  • ACSS511 Statutory Control Lecture 24/01/2012

    1. 1. Tuesday 24 th January 2012
    2. 2. The administrative framework
    3. 3. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    4. 4. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    5. 5. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    6. 6. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    7. 7. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    8. 8. <ul><li>How many can you identify </li></ul><ul><li>What departments are they responsible for? </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    9. 9. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    10. 10. 4CSS594: Statutory Control Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (Conservative) Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles (Conservative) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague (Conservative) Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vincent Cable (Liberal Democrat)
    11. 11. ACSS511: Statutory Control Secretary of State for the Home Department Theresa May (Conservative) Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor Kenneth Clarke (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley (Conservative) Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt (Conservative) Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove (Conservative)
    12. 12. ACSS511: Statutory Control Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith (Conservative) Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Caroline Spelman (Conservative) Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond (Conservative) Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening (Conservative) Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne (Liberal Democrat)
    13. 13. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    14. 14. <ul><li>Not elected </li></ul><ul><li>Provide advice </li></ul><ul><li>Should be impartial </li></ul><ul><li>Ministers must decide </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
    15. 15. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    16. 16. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    17. 17. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    18. 18. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    19. 19. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    20. 20. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    21. 21. <ul><li>Prior to 1 st April 1997, the county was all two tier: </li></ul><ul><li>BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL </li></ul><ul><li>1. South Bucks District </li></ul><ul><li>2. Chiltern District </li></ul><ul><li>3. Wycombe District </li></ul><ul><li>4. Aylesbury Vale District </li></ul><ul><li>5. Milton Keynes District </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    22. 22. <ul><li>Two tier </li></ul><ul><li>Single tier </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    23. 23. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    24. 24. <ul><li>2000: Greater London Authority (GLA) established </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    25. 25. <ul><li>Strategic level administrative body </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>economic development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>energy policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>planning. </li></ul></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
    26. 26. <ul><li>Which council(s) cover(s) your area? </li></ul><ul><li>Two tier or single tier? </li></ul><ul><li>Which authority is which? </li></ul><ul><li>Which authority is responsible for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refuse collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parks and leisure centres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    27. 27. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
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    29. 29. <ul><li>Paid employees of the council </li></ul><ul><li>Not elected </li></ul><ul><li>Implement policies and carry out work of council </li></ul><ul><li>Advise elected councillors </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
    30. 30. ACSS511: Statutory Control
    31. 31. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    32. 32. <ul><li>Legislation / regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Planning policy </li></ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals (The Planning Inspectorate) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Call in” powers </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    33. 33. <ul><li>Acts of Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory Instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Green Papers </li></ul><ul><li>White Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Policy Guidance (PPGs) </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Policy Statements (PPSs) </li></ul><ul><li>Circulars. </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    34. 34. <ul><li>The most important level </li></ul><ul><li>Basic principle: </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control National policy & guidance Interpreted at local level via a Development Plan
    35. 35. <ul><li>Plans prepared by local councils </li></ul><ul><li>Set out planning policies for years ahead in the local context </li></ul><ul><li>Plans guide decision making </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
    36. 36. <ul><li>Two tier areas </li></ul><ul><li>Single tier areas </li></ul><ul><li>Structure Plan prepared by County Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Local Plan prepared by District or Borough Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Unitary Development Plan (UDP) prepared by unitary authority </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
    37. 37. <ul><li>Introduced regional level of planning policy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Spatial Strategies, produced by Regional Planning Bodies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Replaced Structure Plans, Local Plans and UDPs with Local Development Frameworks </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
    38. 38. <ul><li>Introduced Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility for nationally significant infrastructure projects </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
    39. 39. <ul><li>Proposed radical reforms to planning system </li></ul><ul><li>Concept of ‘ localism’ </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Spatial Strategies abolished </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapping Infrastructure Planning Commission </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
    40. 40. ACSS511: Statutory Control
    41. 41. <ul><li>District or Borough Councils (in two tier areas) </li></ul><ul><li>Unitary authorities (in single tier areas) </li></ul><ul><li>LPA prepares….. </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    42. 42. <ul><li>Development plan </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared in consultation with local community. </li></ul><ul><li>Sets out framework for acceptable development in the local area </li></ul><ul><li>Outlines how planning will be managed in area. </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    43. 43. <ul><li>Control of development </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-application advice </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    44. 44. <ul><li>Many LPAs in transition from old system to new </li></ul><ul><li>You will still find references to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unitary Development Plans etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You need to make sure that information is up to date </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    45. 45. <ul><li>Westminster City Council </li></ul>ACSS511: Statutory Control
    46. 46. ACSS511: Statutory Control
    47. 47. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    48. 48. <ul><li>Make Building Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Publish guidance (Approved Documents) </li></ul><ul><li>Oversee functioning of system </li></ul><ul><li>Administer the statutory appeals system </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    49. 49. <ul><li>Scrutinise proposals for compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Supervise works for compliance </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    50. 50. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    51. 51. 4CSS594: Statutory Control
    52. 52. <ul><li>Concerned with protection of amenity </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to ensure that development takes place in the public interest, in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Degree of subjectivity – interpretation of policies </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions on planning applications rest with elected members (in theory) </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    53. 53. <ul><li>Concerned with ensuring that buildings are safe, healthy, accessible and sustainable for current and future generations. </li></ul><ul><li>Building control submissions decided solely on basis of compliance with Building Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>No involvement of elected members </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    54. 54. <ul><li>Proposed housing development: </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control
    55. 55. <ul><li>The site layout </li></ul><ul><li>The location of the development </li></ul><ul><li>The level of thermal insulation </li></ul><ul><li>The colour of the finishes </li></ul><ul><li>Depth of foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to shops and services </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to roads </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility for disabled people </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability of the development </li></ul>4CSS594: Statutory Control

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