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Control of developmentPursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for ‘the carrying...
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9th Nov
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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General rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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Control of developmentPursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for ‘the carrying...
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9th Nov
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TrespassTrespass is the unlawful presence of a person on land in the possession of another. The ownership of land includes the airspace above it....
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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Why is it important to establish the planning unit?Planning permission is required where there has been a material change of use (see Practice Note:...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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9th Nov
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Meaning of ‘highway’In the broadest sense, a highway is a way (ie a defined route, such as a road, bridleway or footpath) over which the public have...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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Policy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It...
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9th Nov
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What is a Local Development Order (LDO)?An LDO is a local development order, made at local authority level by a local planning authority (LPA). Once...
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What is a purchase notice?The purchase notice procedure provides landowners with a means of having land acquired by a local planning authority (LPA)...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 12th Jan

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Highways not maintainableThere are some, but very few, highways for which nobody has any liability for maintenance. All other highways are...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors and Alastair Frew of Lodders Solicitors 16th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Alastair Frew of Lodders Solicitors and Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors 16th Jan
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The Local Government Act 1974 (LGA 1974) established a Commissioner for local administration more commonly known as the Local Government and Social...
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UK-EU Trade and Co-operation AgreementOn 24 December 2020, the European Commission and UK government announced an agreement in principle on the legal...
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IntroductionWhere EU law requires an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a proposed development project to be undertaken, that assessment will...
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Produced in partnership with Heather Sargent of Landmark Chambers 15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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15th Jan
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Legislative and policy context for offshore wind development in the UKUnder EU Directive 2009/28/EC (the EU Renewable Energy Directive), the UK was...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Mitcheson of Trowers & Hamlins LLP 15th Jan
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What is radioactive waste?Radioactive waste in the UK arises (and will arise) from past, existing and future programmes for power generation from...
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Produced in partnership with Burges Salmon LLP. 15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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15th Jan
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Costs in planning appeals do not follow the event. An inspector/the Secretary of State/Welsh Ministers have a wide statutory discretion to award costs...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Batterton of Ashurst LLP 15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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15th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 15th Jan
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The new CodeThis Practice Note sets out how Code rights can be terminated or modified, the steps to be taken and provisions relating to notices. For...
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15th Jan
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your...
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