Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and flood risk
This consultation seeks views on the draft of planning policy statement 25. The aim of the revision is to focus on national planning policy and to provide clarity on what is required at regional and local levels to ensure that decisions are made at the most appropriate level and in a timely fashion to deliver sustainable planning for development and flood risk.

The closing date for this consultation is 28 February 2006.

Planning-gain Supplement: a consultation
This consultation forms part of the Government's response to Kate Barker's recommendation for a Planning-gain Supplement (PGS).  PGS would capture a modest portion of the increase in land value created by the grant of planning permission, to help finance the infrastructure needed to stimulate and service housing growth and ensure that local communities better share in the benefits that growth brings.

The closing date for this consultation is 27 February 2006.

Proposals for introducing a code for sustainable homes
This consultation from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister seeks views on the code for sustainable homes, which signals a new direction for building standards. Wherever practicable, the department intends to develop and introduce a system of sustainable building standards based on voluntary compliance.

The closing date for this consultation is 6 March 2006.


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