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  •  Accessibility
  •  Adopted Proposals Map
  •  Adoption
  •  Aerobic Digestion
  •  Affordable Housing (or sub-market housing)
  •  Aftercare (in terms of minerals operations)
  •  Aggregates
  •  Agricultural (Forestry or Other Rural Occupational) Dwelling
  •  Agricultural Waste
  •  Air Quality Management Strategy (AQMS)
  •  Alteration
  •  Amenity
  •  Amenity Green-space
  •  Anaerobic Digestion
  •  Ancient Woodland
  •  Ancillary Use / Operations
  •  Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)
  •  Appeal
  •  Apportionment (amount of minerals needed)
  •  Aquifers
  •  Archaeological Assessment / Evaluation
  •  Archaeological Reserve
  •  Area Action Plan
  •  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
  •  Area of Search
  •  Article 4 Direction
  •  Article 14 Direction
  •  Back-land development
  •  Best Available Techniques (BAT) 
  •  Best and Most Versatile Agricultural Land
  •  Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO)
  •  Best Value
  •  Biodegradable waste
  •  Bio-diversity
  •  Bio-diversity Action Plan (BAP)
  •  Biological Treatment
  •  Biomass
  •  Blight
  •  Borrow Pit
  •  Breach of Conditions Notice
  •  Brief / Planning Brief
  •  Bring systems (public recycling facilities)
  •  Brownfield Land and Sites
  •  Buffer Zone
  •  Building
  •  Building Preservation Notice
  •  Bulky Goods
  •  Bund
  •  Business Improvement Districts (BID)
  •  Business Planning Zone (BPZ)
  •  CABE
  •  'Call-in' or Called-in Planning Application
  •  Certificate of Immunity from Listing
  •  Change of Use
  •  Character
  •  Chief Planning Officer
  •  Circular
  •  City Centre
  •  Civic Amenity Site
  •  Climate Change
  •  Clusters (a term used in economic regeneration)
  •  Coalescence
  •  Commercial Waste
  •  Commitments (or committed development)
  •  Committee
  •  Communities and Local Government
  •  Community Forest
  •  Community Strategy
  •  Composting
  •  Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)
  •  Conditions (or 'planning condition')
  •  Conservation Area
  •  Conservation Area Character Appraisal
  •  Conservation Area Consent
  •  Construction and Demolition Waste
  •  Contaminated Land
  •  Controlled waste
  •  Conurbation
  •  Convenience Goods
  •  Conversions
  •  Countryside Agency
  •  Countryside Character Areas
  •  County Archaeologist
  •  Crushed Rock
  •  Cultural Strategy
  •  Culture
  •  Cumulative Impact
  •  Curtilage
  •  Delegated Powers
  •  Demand Responsive Transport
  •  Density
  •  Departure
  •  Deposit
  •  Design Commission for Wales
  •  Design guide
  •  Design statement
  •  Detailed Application / Full application
  •  Determination
  •  Development
  •  Development Control & Development Management
  •  Development Limits & Development Boundaries
  •  Development Plan
  •  Development Plan Documents (DPDs)
  •  Distributor road
  •  District Centres
  •  Dormant Site
  •  Dwelling & Dwelling house
  •  Ecclesiastical Exemption
  •  Edge-of-Centre
  •  Elevation
  •  Employment Land Availability (ELA)
  •  Energy Crops
  •  Energy from Waste
  •  Enforcement Action
  •  Enforcement Notice
  •  English Heritage
  •  English Nature
  •  Enterprise Area
  •  Enterprise Zone
  •  Environment Agency
  •  Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and Environmental Statement (EA)
  •  Established Need
  •  European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP)
  •  Evidence Base
  •  Examination in Public (EIP)
  •  Fascia
  •  First Secretary Of State
  •  Flight path
  •  Flood plain
  •  Flood Risk Assessment
  •  Fly tipping
  •  Fossil Fuels (a non-renewable fuel)
  •  Front-loading
  •  Gasification and Pyrolysis (Advanced Thermal Treatment)
  •  General Conformity
  •  General Permitted Development Order (GPDO)
  •  Geographic Information System (GIS)
  •  Geothermal Technology
  •  Government Offices for the Regions (GOs)
  •  Green Belt
  •  Green corridor / wildlife corridor
  •  Green Wedges
  •  Greenfield Land or Site
  •  Greenhouse Effect / Global Warming
  •  Greenhouse Gases
  •  Groundwater
  •  Guided Buses / segregated bus route
  •  Habitable rooms
  •  Habitat
  •  Hard Rock
  •  Hazardous Waste
  •  Health Check (in terms of shopping areas)
  •  Heavy Rail
  •  Heritage Coast
  •  High Court Challenge
  •  High demand housing areas
  •  High Hedges
  •  Highways Agency
  •  Historic Battlefield
  •  Historic Parks and Gardens
  •  Household Waste
  •  Household Waste Recovery Centres / Civic Amenity Sites
  •  Housing Land Availability (HLA)
  •  Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders
  •  Housing Market Restructuring / Renewal (HMR)
  •  Independent Retailer
  •  Industrial Waste
  •  Inert waste
  •  Infill development
  •  Informal Hearing
  •  Inquiry (sometimes known as a Public Local Inquiry)
  •  Inset map
  •  Inset village / Village envelope
  •  Inspector's Report
  •  Interchange (Transport Interchange)
  •  Inward Investment
  •  Issues, Options and Preferred Options
  •  Judicial Review
  •  Kerbside Collection
  •  Key Diagram
  •  Knowledge-based Industry
  •  Land Compensation
  •  Landbank
  •  Landfill (including land raising)
  •  Landfill Directive
  •  Landfill Gas
  •  Landscape Appraisal
  •  Landscaper Character
  •  Lawful Development Certificate
  •  Layout
  •  Leachate (usually associated with landfill)
  •  Legibility (in terms of settlement patterns)
  •  Light Rail
  •  Limits of Development
  •  Listed Building
  •  Listed Building Consent
  •  Listed Building Enforcement Notice
  •  Listed Building Purchase Notice
  •  Local Agenda 21
  •  Local Development Documents (LDDs)
  •  Local Development Framework (LDF)
  •  Local Development Order (LDO)
  •  Local Development Scheme (LDS)
  •  Local Landscape Designation (for example, 'Area of High Landscape value')
  •  Local Listing (or Building of Local Importance).
  •  Local Nature Reserve.
  •  Local Need Housing
  •  Local Plan
  •  Local Planning Authority
  •  Local Strategic Partnership (LSP)
  •  Local Transport Plan
  •  Low Demand Housing (or areas of housing abandonment)
  •  Low level restoration
  •  Management Plan
  •  Marine Dredged Aggregate
  •  Marine Nature Reserves
  •  Market Towns
  •  Mast-sharing (including mobile phone masts)
  •  Material Consideration
  •  Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)
  •  Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT)
  •  Mineral
  •  Mineral Consultation Area
  •  Mineral Development
  •  Mineral Planning Authority (MPA)
  •  Minerals Local Plan
  •  Minerals Planning Guidance Note (MPG)
  •  Mineral Planning Statement (MPS)
  •  Mineral Resource
  •  Minerals Reserves
  •  Mixed use (or mixed use development)
  •  Minerals Planning Guidance Note (MPG)
  •  Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA)
  •  Multimodal Study
  •  Multiple Retailer
  •  Multiplier Effect
  •  Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  •  National Land Use Database (NLUD)
  •  National Nature Reserves
  •  National Park
  •  Natural Surveillance (or Supervision)
  •  Nature Conservation
  •  Need (in retail terms)
  •  Neighbourhood Centre
  •  Neighbourhood Renewal
  •  Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF)
  •  New Town
  •  Noise exposure category (NEC)
  •  Non-Fossil Fuels
  •  Non-statutory nature reserve
  •  Objectives and Indicators
  •  Offshore Renewable Energy Projects
  •  Open Space
  •  Opencast Working
  •  Outline application
  •  Out-of-Centre
  •  Out-of-Town
  •  Outstanding Planning Permission
  •  Overbearing
  •  Overburden
  •  Over-development
  •  Overlooking
  •  Overshadowing
  •  Panel
  •  Passenger Transport Authority
  •  Passive Solar Heating
  •  Permitted Development (or Permitted Development Rights)
  •  Permitted Reserves
  •  Phasing or Phased Development
  •  Photovoltaics / photovoltaic cells.
  •  Plan, Monitor and Manage (PMM)
  •  Plan-led system
  •  Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  •  Planning Advisory Service
  •  Planning Aid
  •  Planning Casework Service
  •  Planning Condition
  •  Planning Delivery Grant
  •  Planning for Real
  •  Planning Gain
  •  Planning Inspectorate
  •  Planning Obligations and Agreements
  •  Planning Permission
  •  Planning Policy Guidance (PPG)
  •  Planning Policy Statement (PPS)
  •  Planning Portal
  •  Pollution Prevention and Control / Integrated Pollution Control
  •  Precautionary Principle
  •  Preferred Areas
  •  Previously Developed Land (PDL) or 'Brownfield' land
  •  Primary Aggregates
  •  Primary Shopping Area (or Primary Shopping Frontage)
  •  Prior Approval
  •  Private Open Space
  •  Protected Species
  •  Proximity Principle
  •  Public Art
  •  Public Open Space
  •  Public Realm
  •  Public Right of Way
  •  RDA Single-pot
  •  Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
  •  Ramsar Sites
  •  Real Time Information (RTI)
  •  Reasoned justification
  •  Reclamation (in terms of mineral operations)
  •  Recovery
  •  Recycled Aggregates
  •  Recycling
  •  Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
  •  Regeneration
  •  Regional / Local Gateways
  •  Regional Aggregates Working Party
  •  Regional and Sub-Regional Shopping Centres
  •  Regional Assembly / Regional Planning Body (RPB)
  •  Regional Development Agency (RDA)
  •  Regional Economic Strategy
  •  Regional Housing Board
  •  Regional Housing Strategy (RHS)
  •  Regionally Important Geological Site (RIG)
  •  Regional Planning Body (RPB) / Regional Asssembly
  •  Regional Planning Guidance (RPG)
  •  Regional Self sufficiency
  •  Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS)
  •  Regional Sustainable Development Framework (RSDF)
  •  Regional Technical Advisory Body on Waste (RTAB)
  •  Regional Transport Strategy
  •  Remedial work
  •  Renewable Energy
  •  Residual Waste
  •  Restoration (in terms of minerals operations)
  •  Retail Floorspace
  •  Retail Impact
  •  Retail Impact Assessment
  •  Retail Park
  •  Retail Warehouses
  •  Ribbon Development
  •  Roundtable Discussions
  •  Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
  •  Rural Development Area
  •  Rural Diversification
  •  Rural Exceptions Policy / Site
  •  Saved Policies / Saved Plan
  •  Scheduled Ancient Monument
  •  Secondary Aggregates
  •  Secondary Shopping Frontages
  •  Section 106 Agreement
  •  Sequential approach / sequential test
  •  Settlement pattern
  •  Shadow Flicker
  •  Shopmobility
  •  Simplified Planning Zone
  •  Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI) or Site of Biological Interest (SBI)
  •  Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  •  Site Visit
  •  Sites and Monuments Record
  •  SME (Small to Medium Enterprise)
  •  Social Inclusion
  •  Soundness
  •  Source Protection Zone
  •  Spatial Development
  •  Spatial Planning
  •  Spatial Vision
  •  Special Area Of Conservation (SAC)
  •  Special Needs Housing
  •  Special Protection Areas (SPA)
  •  Standards Authority
  •  Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
  •  Statement of Consultation / Statement of Compliance
  •  Statutory Body
  •  Statutory Undertakers / Statutory Utilities
  •  Strategic Development Control Policies
  •  Strategic Employment Site
  •  Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  •  Structure Plan
  •  Submission Document
  •  Sub-regional partnership
  •  Sui-Generis
  •  Superstore
  •  Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
  •  Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)
  •  Sustainability Appraisal (including Environmental Appraisal)
  •  Sustainable Communities
  •  Sustainable Communities Plan
  •  Sustainable Development
  •  Sustainable travel / sustainable transport
  •  Terracing Effect
  •  Topography
  •  Townscape / Cityscape
  •  Town Centre Management
  •  Town Centre Strategy
  •  Town Centres
  •  Trade Parks
  •  Tranquil Areas
  •  Transitional Arrangements
  •  Transport Assessment (TA)
  •  Travel Demand Management
  •  Travel Generators
  •  Travel Plan (sometimes called a 'green travel' or 'commuter' plan)
  •  Tree Preservation Order (TPO)
  •  Unauthorised Development
  •  Unitary Development Plan
  •  Unstable Land
  •  Urban Capacity Study
  •  Urban Design
  •  Urban Extension
  •  Urban Fringe
  •  Urban Housing Capacity Study (UHCS)
  •  Urban Regeneration
  •  Urban Regeneration Company (URC)
  •  Urban Sprawl
  •  Use Classes Order
  •  Vernacular
  •  Vernacular Building
  •  Viability
  •  Village Envelope
  •  Void Space
  •  Visibility Splay
  •  Vitality
  •  Ward
  •  Wash-over village
  •  Waste
  •  Waste Collection Authority (WCA)
  •  Waste Disposal Authority (WDA)
  •  Waste Hierarchy
  •  Waste Local Plan
  •  Waste Minimisation / Reduction
  •  Waste Planning Authority (WPA)
  •  Waste Regulation Authority
  •  Waste Transfer Station
  •  White land
  •  Wildlife Corridor
  •  Windfall Site
  •  Wind farm
  •  Wind Resource Area
  •  World Heritage Site
  •  Written representations
  •  Written Statement
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