Planning Act 2008

An informal briefing describes the basic things campaigners need to know about
the next Act.  
Overview of Planning Act – March 2009 


Planning guidance

AEF’s planning resource

Worried about an airport expansion?   Wondering how to influence a planning decision?  AEF has published an online handbook, “Airports and Planning”  , which guides readers through all stages of the planning process and how you can be involved.    

There is a great deal of excellent information on many aspects of planning, relating to aviation.  The handbook – designed to give general readers an accessible overview of the environmental impacts of airports, as well as offering practical advice for campaigners – covers where to get information, how to respond to planning applications and public inquiries, and what you can do to influence national policy.
Offering a complete revision of our 1995 publication Aviation, the environment and planning law, the new guide outlines the latest developments in legislation and provides up-to-date information about environmental impacts.

Chapters can be downloaded for free from the  Planning section  of the   Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) website.   (Feb 2008)    


Third Party Risk

AirportWatch briefing

“Third Party Risk around airports” Briefing, March 2009 


Planning Bill 2008

There is a Planning Update from Friends of the Earth, dated February 2009, giving
information on current progress on National Policy statements and the new Infrastructure Planning Commission.    
Link  But this has now been superceded by the Planning Bill.


Planning Policy Guidance 13: Transport

A summary of Planning Policy Guidance 13:   Transport can be seen on the Communities and Local Government website.

Planning Policy Guidance 13: Transport


Planning Policy Guidance 24: Planning and Noise

This is the Government guidance on noise.   A summary of the document can be found on the Communities and Local Government website.


Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act (2006)   NERC

Chapter 16, Section 40 of the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act
(2006), on Biodiversity, states that:     “Every public authority must, in exercising
its functions, have regard, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of
those functions, to the purpose of conserving biodiversity”.

The NERC can be found at the link below, and also section 40 as a separate document.

Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act. Section 40

Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act