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Some of the terms used by our planning professionals during discussion, and in the reports, may be unfamiliar. Here is a selection of the main ones, with some explanation. If you think there is a term that we have left off, please let us know.
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The control of advertisements and signs is governed by the Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992, as amended in 1994 and 1999
Affordable housing units will be that provided, with subsidy, both for rent and low cost market housing, for people who are unable to resolve their housing requirements in the local private sector housing market because of the relationship between housing costs and incomes.
On-going sound in the environment, such as from transport or industry, as distinct form individual events such as a noisy all-night party.
A positive element or elements that contribute to the overall character of an area, for example openness, trees, attractive buildings, and the inter-relationship between all elements in the environment
A subsidiary use connected to the main use of a building or land. For example, the storage use and offices required in association with processing operations in a factory
Written guidance that shows how compliance with the Building Regulations can be achieved.
Private bodies approved by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) who can certify that work is in compliance with the Building Regulations, as an alternative to local authority building control.
Area Action Plans
Detailed plans and proposals for areas with a concentration of proposals for change or where land uses and activities are particularly complex, such as town centres, industrial estates, or Green Belt
Areas of Special Control of Advertisements
Give stricter control over advertisements in areas where the Council considers there is justification because of scenic, historical, architectural or cultural features.
Article 4 Direction
A power under the Town & Country Planning (General Development) Order 1995 allowing a council to limit or remove the permitted development rights of existing properties and land
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