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The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No.2, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Regulations 2016

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Provisions coming into force on 13th July 2016

3.  The following provisions of the Act come into force on 13th July 2016—

(a)section 12 (self-build and custom housebuilding: further and consequential amendments);

(b)section 66 (voluntary right to buy: monitoring compliance);

(c)sections 143 and 144 (local planning);

(d)section 150(4) and 150(5) (permission in principle for development of land) and Schedule 12, excluding paragraph 27;

(e)section 152(2) to 152(4) (approval condition where development order grants permission for building);

(f)section 154 (planning freedoms: right for local areas to request alterations to planning system);

(g)sections 169 and 170 (new towns);

(h)sections 172 to 179 (right to enter and survey land) and Schedule 14;

(i)section 182 (time limits for notice to treat or general vesting declaration);

(j)section 190 and Schedule 16 (abolition of alternative possession procedure following notice to treat);

(k)section 201 (power to quash decision to confirm compulsory purchase order);

(l)section 202 (extension of compulsory purchase time limit during challenge);

(m)sections 203 to 206 (power to override easements and other rights) and Schedule 19 (amendments to do with sections 203 and 204).

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