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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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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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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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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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8th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Gregory Jones QC of Francis Taylor Building 8th Apr
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