Legislation

2nd February 2018

WSI 2018/131 (W33)

The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 1st April. Sets the first standard rate, lower rate and unauthorised disposals rate for landfill disposals tax.

1st February 2018

SI 2018/119.

The Town and Country Planning (Local Authority Consultations etc.) (England) Order 2018.  Comes into force 1st April. These regulations extend periods of public consultation by one day for each bank holiday or public holiday which occurs during the prescribed periods in the listed circumstances.  Regulations amended are:

SI 2017/402. The Town and Country Planning Order (Permission in Principle) Order 2017, SI 2015/595. The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015, SI 2015/596. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, SI 2013/2410. The Town and Country Planning (Section 62A Applications) (Procedure and Consequential Amendments) Order 2013, SI 1990/1519. The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Regulations 1990
1st February 2018

SI 2018/110

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 29th January. Amends the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1154).

Part 2 of these Regulations adds provisions relating to medium combustion plants (“MCPs”). It transposes the Medium Combustion Plant Directive, which lays down rules to control emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust from MCPs. The amendments require MCPs to comply with emission limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust, subject to specified exceptions. Part 2 also introduces provisions in relation to certain generators (“specified generators”). These Regulations impose additional requirements in relation to specified generators, to further limit emissions of nitrogen oxides. Part 3 makes amendments to the Air Quality Standard Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1001)and the Air Quality Standard (Wales) Regulations 2010 (WSI 2010/1433), as part of the transposition of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive. The amendments require that when preparing an air quality plan, the Secretary of State, or the Welsh Ministers, must consider whether to include measures imposing lower emission limit values for MCPs than those set out in the Medium Combustion Plant Directive, if that would make a noticeable improvement to air quality.