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Planning Act 2008
Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009
Planning Inspectorate’s Advice Note Three: EIA consultation and notification
Planning Inspectorate’s Advice Note Eleven: Working with public bodies in the infrastructure planning process, including PINS Advice Note Eleven, Annex B
Planning Inspectorate’s Advice Note Fifteen: Drafting Development Consent Orders
Marine Management Organisation (MMO) Guidance on 'Marine licensing: nationally significant infrastructure projects'
The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) examines applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) under the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008). See Practice Note: Examination of nationally significant infrastructure projects—general.
Where such applications involve projects in the certain areas (see Geographical scope below), PA 2008, s 149A enables development consent orders (DCOs) for NSIPs to include provisions deeming a marine licence to have been issued under Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA 2009).
However, in practice developers may still wish to submit a separate application for
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This Practice Note explains certain common financial covenants used in commercial finance transactions including:•minimum net worth test•gearing ratio•leverage ratio (or debt to equity ratio)•current ratio (or acid test ratio)•cashflow ratio•interest cover ratio, and•loan to value ratioIt explains:
Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them. Practical completion also typically marks the start of the defects liability period/maintenance period.As explained below, practical completion is an
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The right to notice means a right for the employee to remain in employment for the period of notice, not simply to be paid for it. An employer will therefore often include in the contract an express right to make a payment in lieu of notice ('PILON') as an alternative to giving notice, to ensure
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