Current Legislation / Policy Framework

Planning applications in the vicinity of major hazard sites, major accident hazard pipelines and explosive sites

Applications for Hazardous Substances Consent

England & Wales


Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

The Primary Legislation for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects is:

Developments of National Significance

The Primary Legislation for Developments of National Significance in Wales is:

Wales: Planning (Wales) Act 2015

Seveso III


The Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996

Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)

Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations 2015

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Updated: 2021-07-13