The Barbour Consolidated Planning module contains legislation and guidance on town planning and land use, providing everything you need to help you get to grips with the complex planning system.

We guide you through all the legislation that underpins the planning system in England and Wales. We consolidate it by combining all changes, amendments and revocations into a single document so you can easily see the law as it stands today. We also highlight any changes so that you don’t miss a thing. This is accompanied by simplified and plain-English summaries that tell you what it all means to help you understand what you need to do.

Understand the town planning process, ensure developments are done correctly from the very beginning, and potentially avoid costly planning enforcements and project delays.

Get to grips with the complex planning system
Understand how to protect listed buildings and conservation areas
Avoid costly planning enforcement action
Topics covered in the Consolidated Planning module include:

▸ Ancient Monuments
▸ Applications & Appeals
▸ Building Control
▸ Building Use Classes
▸ Compulsory Purchase
▸ Development Control

▸ Environmental Impact Assessment
▸ General Permitted Development
▸ Land Compensation
▸ Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas
▸ Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NISPs)
▸ Planning Hazardous Substances

Key Features:
» Legislation Overviews

We provide an overview of key pieces of legislation to help you quickly decide if it applies to you.

» Legislation Summaries

You’ll get a plain-English summary that simplifies the legislation and enables you to understand the details. We highlight any updates and changes to make them easy to find.

» Consolidated Legislation

We bring all amendments into the original legislation so that you have the full picture and are always looking at the law as it stands.

» Related document links

When you’re looking at legislation, you’ll see current guidance and any other legislation that relates to it at the bottom of each page. These will be linked so you can easily move between the documents.

» Favourites

Save documents to your Favourites so that you can keep track of any changes or updates. We colour code everything and use simple icons to help you see what’s new and anything that has changed.

» Topic-led filtering

We enable you to filter by topic, then by region for ease of use. You’ll quickly find the key issues and legislation you’re looking for.

» Retained EU Law

Filter any EU legislation to see what has and hasn’t been retained so you can quickly determine what has been affected by the Retained EU Law (Revocation & Reform) Act 2023.

» On Horizon

Use our horizon-scanning tool to see what’s coming up in the future to help you plan for your business activities and be prepared.

» Monthly Email Bulletins

We send you a monthly bulletin to keep you up to date with any new or updated legislation, guidance, changes, and amendments.

» Legal helpdesk

Our team of legal expert writers are on hand to answer any queries you may have about legislation.


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To find out more about how a subscription to our Consolidated Planning service could support your organisation, fill out the form and a member of our team will be in touch.


Alternatively, you’re welcome to contact our friendly team directly:


📞 0845 711 4111


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