Despite repeated attempts in recent years to simplify the planning system, planning law has continued to be so complex that practitioners and students alike have found it difficult to disentangle the complicated issues and principles involved. The tenth edition of Victor Moore's popular andaccessible book aims to remove the mystery and difficulty which planning law presents to so many people.This new edition contains expanded coverage of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, exploring the implementation of what is arguably the most significant planning legislation since the present system of planning control was introduced by the Town and Country Planning Act 1947. The Actreplaced much of the old planning regime, giving central government a larger say over planning decisions. In particular, in place of the development plan system that was in place, it introduced the concept of a Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for each region in the country and Development PlanDocuments. This means that local planning authorities will be denied the opportunity they may once have had to avoid complying with central government targets (e.g. those aimed at new house building in their area). Regional Planning Bodies are charged with keeping the RSS under review and to ensurecompliance with its terms. The book includes the most important cases that have occurred since the publication of the ninth edition in 2005, and in particular the cases decided under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The book also considers the impact that the Human Rights Act 1998 has had on overall planningstrategy as well as on local development plans, including those decisions based on Article 8 (Right to Respect for Privacy and Family Life). It also looks forward to the changes to the planning system suggested in the White Paper, Planning for a Sustainable Future.