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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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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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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): 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IntroductionThe purpose of section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) is to give a local planning authority (LPA) power to take...
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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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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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A declaratory judgment is a judgment identifying the rights, duties or obligations of one or more parties in a dispute. It is legally binding, but...
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The National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016–2021The National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016–2021 ('NIDP') was published by the Infrastructure...
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15th May
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Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 15th May
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryant of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 14th May
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Can a section 278 Highways Agreement be executed electronically? Can it be completed in counterpart?An agreement made under section 278 of the...
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Produced in partnership with James Ryan of Acuity Law 14th May
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Planning case tracker—2021The Planning case tracker is a list of key judgments from 2021 considered relevant to planning lawyers, with cases listed in...
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Precedents
Environmental Information Regulations 2004—log sheet for verbal request for environmental information1. Name of applicant[insert details]2. If the...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephens Harwood 13th May
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—request for environmental information[Insert name of public authority][Insert public authority's address,...
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004, Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000—provision for disclosure by a local authority...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 13th May
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13th May
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—appeals and enforcementA requestor, or more appropriately a complainant, may complain about the way a...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 13th May
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—clarifying requestsUpdated in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson HarwoodWhere requests under the...
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13th May
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Flooding—flood risk and developmentBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd and Burges Salmon 13th May
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—responding to a requestWhen responding to a request for information, the first step should be to determine...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 13th May
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