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STOP PRESS: On 13 October 2020, the Welsh Government announced changes to the Planning Policy Wales and updated Circular guidance pursuant to...
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15th Oct
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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...
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29th Sep
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IntroductionSection 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) confers powers to override easements and other rights benefitting adjoining...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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PurposeHighways 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...
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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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25th Sep
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Works to treesGenerally, 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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25th Sep
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Powers to adoptThe 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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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep

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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) introduced development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). The regime...
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25th Sep
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The procurement of major transport projects will require the procuring authority to address a wide range of issues from the outset, including...
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25th Sep
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Local authorities who have acquired land for a statutory purpose must hold that land for that purpose. They cannot use that land for a different...
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25th Sep
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In order to assist the assessment of compensation in certain circumstances, section 17 of the Land Compensation Act 1961 (LCA 1961) provides that an...
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25th Sep
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25th Sep
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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) introduced development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). The regime...
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25th Sep
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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) introduced development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). The regime...
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25th Sep
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What is statutory blight?Blight occurs when the value of a property is reduced because of proposed development or public works, which make it...
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25th Sep
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If authorised to do so by the Secretary of State, a local authority (LA) has power under section 226(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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IntroductionSection 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) confers powers to override easements and other rights benefitting adjoining...
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26th Sep
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What is High Speed 2?High Speed 2 (HS2) is a proposed new high-speed rail network, from London to Birmingham and to Manchester and Leeds. The...
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High Speed 2 (HS2) is a proposed new high-speed rail network, from London to Birmingham and to Manchester and Leeds. The government hopes it will...
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26th Sep
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The Crichel Down Rules (the Rules) require that in certain circumstances, surplus government land that was acquired by, or under a threat of,...
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26th Sep
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Duty to achieve best considerationGeneral dutyUnder section 123(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA 1972), principal authorities, defined in...
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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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PowerThe statutory power to override easements and other rights is contained in section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016).A wider...
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28th Sep
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In this Q&A it has been assumed that the compulsory purchase order (CPO) is subject to the procedure in the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (ALA 1981).A...
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28th Sep

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