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A section 52 agreement is a set of planning obligations contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 (TCPA 1971) relating to specific pieces of...
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Produced in partnership with Abbie Pritchard-Hooper of IBLaw 19th May
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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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19th May
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Material change of useControl of developmentPursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is...
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19th May
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The EU Birds Directive—summaryThe EU Birds Directive—summaryEU Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the conservation of wild birds (OJ L 20, 26.1.2010)...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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The existence of a town or village green (TVG) may restrict or even prevent development. It is a criminal offence to disturb or interfere with the use...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 19th May
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Role of material considerations in planning decisionsWhen considering an application for planning permission or permission in principle, section 70(2)...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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Presumption in favour of sustainable developmentPolicy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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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 19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May

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What means are there to challenge the 'reasonable costs' claimed by an LPA under section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990?For the...
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1st Aug
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In which court do you apply for an injunction under section 187B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990?Section 187B of the Town and Country...
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1st Aug
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Can an application for a certificate of lawfulness for existing use be made in relation to a use which was previously unauthorised, but is now...
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1st Aug
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How can an agricultural tie be lifted? And if it is done so by an application for a certificate of lawfulness, what are the requirements?An...
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1st Aug
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Who can one appeal to/contact if a local authority fails to take action after it has been reported to them that trees protected by a tree preservation...
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1st Aug
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If an enforcement notice is served on both the tenant and landlord and this is not appealed or complied with, who will be liable to be prosecuted?It...
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Produced in partnership with Harriet Townsend of Cornerstone Barristers 1st Aug
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Where a planning enforcement notice is withdrawn, what date does the immunity period for a subsequent breach start—from the date of the original...
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1st Aug
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Do the directors and shareholders of a dormant private limited company limited by shares have any personal liability if part of a property owned by...
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1st Aug
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What is the date of compliance with a breach of condition notice that has been unsuccessfully challenged by way of Judicial Review?Breach of condition...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 1st Aug
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Is there a time limit on enforcement action for unauthorised works to a property in a conservation area?The usual time limits within which enforcement...
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1st Aug
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Is it a legal requirement to produce a delegated decision report when issuing a planning enforcement notice?The procedural legal requirements relating...
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