8th May 2018

SI 2018/567

The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (Commencement No. 5) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 1st October 2018. These Regulations partially bring into force section 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (c. 20).

5th May 2018

RI 2018/133

Eire legislation.  The Health, Safety and Welfare at Work (Mines) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 30th April. These Regulations set out requirements with respect to safety, health and welfare in mines and replace a range of provisions formerly applied in the Mines and Quarries Act, 1965 and in various Regulations made under that Act. The Regulations also re-transpose, in relation to mines, the relevant provisions of Council Directive 92/104/EEC2 on the minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers in surface and underground mineral extracting industries. The Regulations further provide that the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Extractive Industries) Regulations 1997 (RI 1997/467) no longer apply to a mine. The Regulations apply to all mines where persons work and set out duties on the owner, operator, manager and employees at a mine with respect to persons at or in the area immediately surrounding it.

5th May 2018

SSI 2018/142

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018.  Comes into force 1st July. This Order amends the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 (SSI 1992/223). The amendments provide that, other than in certain specified cases, permitted development rights do not apply where the existing fish farm is the result of unlawful placement or assembly of equipment. Conditions are altered relating to the scale of permitted development and remove the need for prior notification where there is like for like replacement of equipment.