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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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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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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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9th Nov
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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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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 Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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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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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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Orders under the Transport and Works Act 1992 (TWA 1992) are statutory instruments which can authorise guided transport schemes and certain other...
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15th Jan
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Right to enter and survey landRight to enter land under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976Prior to 13 July 2016, section 15 of...
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15th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Coulson 15th Jan
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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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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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ContextWhere a ‘qualifying person’ objects to a proposed compulsory purchase order (CPO) to which the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (ALA 1981) applies,...
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15th Jan
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Requirements of s 53A person (‘the applicant’) who proposes to make or who has made a Development Consent Order (DCO) application under the Planning...
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15th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Coulson 15th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Coulson 15th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Gregory Jones QC of Francis Taylor Building 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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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) introduced development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). The regime...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Coulson 15th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Kate Silverman of TLT 15th Jan

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