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Who can apply? Anyone can make a planning application; the applicant does not need to own the land. Full or outline planning applications Outline planning applications An...

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The two most common methods available to challenge a planning decision are judicial review and statutory review. See Practice Notes: Scope of judicial review in planning...

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Agreements made under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) (formerly section 52 agreements), also known as 'planning obligations' and ‘s 106...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

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Placing scaffolding, hoardings or skips on the highway (including pavements) is an obstruction and, strictly, constitutes a nuisance. Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980...

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Time limits for implementing planning permission Sections 91 and 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) require that every planning permission must...

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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) received Royal Assent on 26 November 2008. PA 2008 reformed the planning application process in England and Wales to provide a faster and...

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What are planning conditions? Planning conditions are imposed on the grant of planning permission to regulate development and can enhance the quality of...

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Planning permission—does demolition count as 'development'? Under section 55(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for...

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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: The statutory test for section 106 agreements and interaction with Community Infrastructure Levy...

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Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is an assessment of a project's likely significant environmental effects. EIA must be carried out for certain types of projects...

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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and, in particular, the...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

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