|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments|
|Policy Target:||Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Agency:||Department of Communities and Local Government|
Enacted on 27 November 2008, the Planning and Energy Act enables local planning authorities in England and Wales to set requirements for energy use and energy efficiency in local plans.
It allows local authorities to establish their own requirements for a proportion of energy used in development plans to come from renewable sources, to be low carbon, or to comply with energy efficiency standards that exceed the requirements of existing building regulations. To speed up decisions, it also allows the government to establish an infrastructure planning commission to take decisions over large infrstructure projects such as energy, aviation and transport.
|Related policies:||Energy Act 2008|
In order to download full version of the UK Planninc and Energy Act 2008 please, click here.
Last modified: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:42:05 CET