Legislation

10th November 2017

SI 2017/1078.

The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 3) (England) Order 2017. Comes into force 1st January 2018. Sections 14(1)(m) and (n), 27 and 28.

This Order brings into force provisions of the Planning Act 2008 which determine when development relating to the transfer of water resources or to the construction or alteration of a dam or reservoir will constitute a nationally significant infrastructure project.

3rd November 2017

SI 2017/1053.

The Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st November. These Regulations amend the Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/2043).

Amendments are made with the connection to the de-rating of DSR CMUs, the settlement body is now permitted to make deductions under certain conditions and the requirement to maintain applicant credit cover until a CMU is achieved is entrenched. Schedule 2 amends the Supplier Payment Regulations so that the capacity market supplier charge and settlements costs levy will be collected based on “gross demand”, instead of “net demand”.

 

3rd November 2017

SI 2017/1050.

The Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (England) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 1st April 2018. These Regulation replace the Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/175) as amended. The Regulations set fixed penalties for aspects such as nuisance from audible intruder alarms, waste receptacles and noise from commercial premises and litter, distribution of printed matter, graffiti and fly posting, abandoning vehicles, transporting waste and duty of care for waste. .