Legislation

3rd November 2016

SI 2016/1040

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016. Comes into force 24th November. This Order substitutes Class A of Part 16 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (SI 2015/596).

Class A covers electronic communications code operators.

The amendment covers emergency development, installation of masts, alteration and replacement of masts and building based apparatus.

31st October 2016

SI 2016/1029.

The Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016. Comes into force 15th December. This amendment to The Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/1686) adds a clause with prohibits hydraulic fracturing from a well if the well pad is in a “Protected Area” in England or Wales.

28th October 2016

SI 2016/1026

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Electromagnetic Fields) Regulations 2016. Comes into force 21st November. These Regulations implement Directive 2013/35/EU(21) on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields).