Knight's Guide to Building Control Law and Regulations


Knight's Guide to Building Control Law and Regulations Issue 110 December 2023

Section 6 The commentary on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and the Safety of Sports Grounds has been reviewed and updated.

Section 7 Commentary is included on Approved Document R: Volume 1 Physical Infrastructure and Network Connection for New Dwellings and draft Approved Document T on toilet provision in buildings other than dwellings.

Section 15 includes commentary on the following: The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc) (England) (Amendment) Order 2023 (SI 2023/747) which makes changes to permitted development rights. Policy paper `Nationally Significant Infrastructure: action plan for reforms to the planning process’; (February 2023) and the government’s `Consultation on operational reforms to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) consenting process’ (July 2023). Infrastructure (Wales) Bill 2023. The government’s response to the `Technical consultation: Stronger performance of local planning authorities supported through an increase in planning fees’ (July 2023).

Section 16 includes commentary on the following: Ofwat consultation on revised new connection charges for England. The Flood Risk Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/3042) are due to be revoked at the end of 2023 by s 1 and Sch 1 of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 . Minor update to TAN15. Defra’s Consultation on storm overflows discharge reduction plan. The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023 (SI 2023/651) and revised General Binding Rules as set out in the regulations for small sewage discharges from October 2023. Defra’s policy paper `Nutrient Pollution: reducing the impact of nutrient pollution on protected sites’ (June 2023).

Section 17 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 has been updated as a result of the changes made by the SI 2023/909, SI 2023/914 and SI 2023/993 . Section 18 The section on caravan sites has been updated.

Section 19 DLUHC’s joint statement with regulatory bodies on enforcing the remediation of fire safety defects (July 2023). DLUHC’s list of the members of the Responsible Actors Scheme. New guidance from RICS on fire safety in buildings (August 2023). Updated HSE’s guidance on the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings (August 2023). The government’s response to its consultation on building certification, safety case approach, mandatory occurrence reporting, residents’ voice, the golden thread, appeals, enforcement, and key building information (August 2023). Initiation of the DLUHC and Homes England Cladding Safety Scheme (September 2023). Identification of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete guidance (September 2023). Welsh government Consultation: `Summary of responses and the government response on the consultation on the proposed definition of a higher-risk building’ (September 2023). Commentary on SI 2023/396, SI 2023/895, SI 2023/906, SI 2023/907, SI 2023/908, SI 2023/909, SI 2023/911, SI 2023/914, SI 2023/965 and SI 2023/993. Appendix 12: BSA 2022 has been updated as a result of amendments made by SI 2023/914, SI 2023/993 and the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023.