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BAP Biodiversity Action Plan
DEFRA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DETR Department for Environment Transport and Regions
Disabled people The definition of disability is “a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial or long term adverse effect on an individual’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities”.
DoE Department of Environment
DPHN Dwelling per hectare net
DSSRS Draft Summary Sport and Recreation Strategy
FC Football Club
GCP Green Commuter Plans
HATS Harlow Area Transport Strategy
ICT Information Communications Technology
LEAPS Local Environment Agency Plans
LOCAL PLAN Replacement Harlow Local Plan
LNR Local Nature Reserve
Major Development For dwellings it is where the number of dwelling to be built is 10 or more or if the number is not known then a site area of 0.5 hectares or more. For all other uses it is where the floorspace to be built is 1,000 square metres or more or where the site area is 1 hectare or more.
MGB Metropolitan Green Belt
PAER Priority Area for Economic Regeneration
PPG Planning Policy Guidance (See List)
R & D Research and Development
RPG Regional Planning Guidance
SERAS South East Regional Airport Strategy
SPG Supplementary Planning Guidance
SRA Special Restraint Area
SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest
Essex & Southend-on-Sea Replacement Structure Plan Adopted April 2001
TCC Town Centre Central
TCN Town Centre North
TCS Town Centre South
WAGN West Anglia Great Northern Railways
ORDER 1987
A1 Shops, retail warehouses, hairdressers, undertakers, travel and ticket agencies, post offices, dry cleaners etc.
Pet shops, cats-meat shops, tripe shops, sandwich bars. Showrooms, domestic hire shops, funeral directors
A2 Banks, building societies, estate and employment agencies.
Professional and financial services, betting offices
A3 Restaurants, pubs, snack bars, cafes, wine bars, shops for sale of hot food.
Sui Generis Shops selling and /or displaying motor vehicles
Launderettes, taxi or vehicle hire businesses, amusements centres, petrol filling stations
B1 Offices not within A2.
Research and development, studios, laboratories, high tech.
Light industry
B2 General industry
B8 Wholesale warehouse, distribution centre, repositories
Sui Generis Any work registered under the Alkali etc, Works Regulation Act, 1906.
C1 Hotels, boarding and guest houses
C2 Residential schools and colleges.
Hospitals and convalescent/nursing homes
C3 Dwellings, small businesses at home, communal housing of elderly and handicapped.
Sui Generis Hostels
D1 Places of worship, church halls.
Clinics, health centres, crèches, day nurseries, consulting rooms.
Museums, public halls, libraries, art galleries, exhibition halls.
Non-residential education and training centres
D2 Cinemas, music and concert halls.
Dance, sports halls, swimming baths, skating rinks, gymnasiums.
Other indoor and outdoor sports and leisure uses, bingo halls, casinos.
Sui Generis Theatres
PPG1 General Policy & Principles Feb-97
PPG2 Green Belts Jan-95

Land for Housing – See Also:
-    Circular 06/98 on Affordable Housing
-    Local Housing Needs Assessment: A Guide to Good Practice -    July 2000
-    Monitoring Provision of Housing through the Planning System: Towards Best Practice – October 2000
-    Tapping the Potential – Assessing Urban Housing Capacity:
-    By Design : Towards Better Practice;
-    Sustainable Residential Quality: Exploring the Housing Potential of Large Sites
-    PPG3 Good Practice Guide on Managed Release of Sites

PPG4 Industrial and Commercial Development and Small Firms Nov 1992
PPG5 Simplified Planning Zones Nov 1992
PPG6 Town Centres and Retail Developments Jun 1996
PPG7 The Countryside – Environmental Quality and Economic and Social Development Feb 1997
PPG8 Telecommunications Aug 2001
PPG9 Nature Conservation Oct 1994
PPG10 Planning & Waste Management Sep 1999
PPG11 Regional Planning Guidance Oct 2000
PPG12 Development Plans Dec 1999
PPG13 Transport Mar 2001
PPG14 Development on Unstable Land Apr 1990
(Annex 1)
Development on Unstable Land: Landslides and Planning Mar 1996
(Annex 2)
Development on Unstable Land: Subsidence and Planning, (Replaces and Extends MPG12 which is cancelled) Feb 2002
PPG15 Planning and the Historic Environment Sep 1994
PPG16 Archaeology and Planning Nov 1990
PPG17 Sport and Recreation July 2002
PPG18 Enforcing Planning Control Dec 1991
PPG19 Outdoor Advertisement Control Mar 1992
PPG20 Coastal Planning Sep 1992
PPG21 Tourism Nov 1992
PPG22 Renewable Energy Feb 1993
PPG23 Planning and Pollution Control Oct 1994
PPG24 Planning and Noise Sep 1994
PPG25 Development and Flood Risk Jul 2001
PPG26 Planning and Contaminated Land (Consultation Draft still expected)  
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