Planning

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Planning guidance:

Breach of planning control and enforcement action For the purposes of Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), a breach of planning control is...

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The making of 'any material change in the use of any buildings or other land’ is ‘development’ for the purposes of section 55 of the Town and Country...

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Context The compulsory purchase system is based on the principle that an owner of land or rights compulsorily acquired or interfered with is entitled to...

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Statutory time limits for implementing planning permission Planning permissions do not last forever. Sections 91 and 92 of the Town and Country Planning...

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Ability to vary a planning permission once granted Once planning permission is granted, the development which it authorises must take place in accordance...

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Where it appears to a local planning authority (LPA) that a breach of planning control has occurred, it has discretion to take enforcement action pursuant to...

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Control of development Pursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for ‘the carrying out...

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Works to trees Generally, work to trees does not constitute development under section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) so that...

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Introduction There are a large number of statutory provisions which grant compulsory purchase powers for specific purposes to specified bodies, see...

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Powers to adopt The Highways Act 1980 (HiA 1980): gives highway authorities the power to adopt new highways by agreement, places a duty on highway...

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Purpose Highways can be stopped up if the area of highway is no longer needed, or when the land is needed for a development to take place. When a road is...

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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...

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Public rights of way (PROW) are highways that allow the public a legal right of passage. They have the same status and protection in law as highways and...

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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...

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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...

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Definition of development Planning permission is required for the development of land.TCPA 1990, s 57 Development is defined in the Town and Country...

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