Planning

Planning guidance:

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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Scope of bias and pre-determination in planning cases Bias and pre-determination can be an issue in planning cases where a local planning authority (LPA) is determining a...

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What is biodiversity net gain? Biodiversity net gain is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state after development than...

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What is a 'called-in application'? Most planning applications and applications for listed building consent are decided locally by the relevant local planning authority...

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Context Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied by charging authorities in respect of development. Charging authorities are generally the local planning...

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This Practice Note explains the offences which may be committed under either the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) or the Planning (Listed Buildings and...

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Summary of enforcement time limits Section 171B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) sets out time limits, after which no enforcement action in respect...

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What is a design and access statement? A design and access statement (DAS) is a concise report accompanying certain applications for planning permission and listed...

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Role of material considerations in planning decisions When considering an application for planning permission or permission in principle, section 70(2) of the Town and...

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Statutory requirement to have regard to the development plan in planning application decisions When considering an application for planning permission or permission in...

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Legislation and guidance The statutory requirements relating to the determination of planning applications are set out in: • the Town and Country Planning (Development...

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Conditions requiring further approval of details Planning Practice Guidance on the use of planning conditions (the PPG) stresses that local planning authorities (LPAs)...

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What are reserved matters? An outline planning permission provides a decision on the general principles of how a site can be developed. Outline planning permission is...

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What is the duty to cooperate? The duty to cooperate was created by the Localism Act 2011. It places a legal duty on local planning authorities (LPAs), county councils in...

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Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), a breach of planning control is subject to enforcement action. A breach of planning control is defined as: •...

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If for whatever reason a developer fails to meet its obligations in an agreement entered into or binding on it under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990...

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