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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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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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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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Section 187B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) states that:‘[187B Injunctions restraining breaches of planning control][(1) Where...
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15th Jan
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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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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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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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Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), a breach of planning control is subject to enforcement action. For these purposes, a breach...
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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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This Practice Note explains the offences which may be committed under either the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) or the Planning...
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15th Jan
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There are three ways in which a local planning authority (LPA) may take enforcement action against unauthorised works, or potential/impending future...
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15th Jan
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What is a lawful development certificate?A lawful development certificate (LDC) is a certificate issued by a local planning authority (LPA) under...
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15th Jan
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Overview of enforcement time limitsSection 171B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) sets out time limits, after which no enforcement...
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15th Jan
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Powers of the local authorityThe local authority has powers to deal with dangerous buildings under a number of statutes:•section 77 of the Building...
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14th Jan
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Breach of condition noticesThe Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) makes provision with regards to planning law. When planning permission...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 8th Jan
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It is assumed that the site subject to enforcement is owned by the landlord but let to a tenant occupier with an interest in the land.If an...
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Produced in partnership with Harriet Townsend of Cornerstone Barristers 8th Jan
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A certificate of lawfulness of existing use or development (CLEUD) under section 191 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) cannot be...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 8th Jan
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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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4th Jan
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This Q&A raises two issues, first, to what extent shareholders and directors can be personally liable for the liabilities incurred by a corporate...
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11th Dec

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