Planning system changes in England

Planning system changes in England

Last updated: 23/01/2023


Significant changes to the planning system in England have been introduced and consulted upon over recent months. On this page we bring together our analysis of changes and potential changes to law and policy, and make clear which provisions and policy are in force or have taken effect. Currently, blogs and insights on this page cover topics including:
  • Changes to planning fees
  • The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act 2023 (LURA)
  • Changes to the National Planning Policy Framework and other national planning policy
  • Proposed changes to permitted development rights
  • Proposals for a new use class for short term lets

Recent changes to national policy

Analysis of the amendments to the NPPF and other national policy, made in 2023


Changes to national planning policy for housing

A section dedicated to the recent changes to national planning policies for housing, which formed the bulk of the amendments


Changes to planning law

Changes to primary and secondary legislation that are in force-other than LURA


LURA 2023 provisions

Lichfields coverage of LURA provisions, most of which are not yet in force


Biodiversity net gain

Our thought pieces on biodiversity net gain


Recent consultations on planning policy & law