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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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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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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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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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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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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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5th Jun
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Does the four or ten-year enforcement limit apply to the construction of a log cabin in breach of conditions requiring adherence with approved plans?A...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 5th Jun
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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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Deliberate concealment of planning breachesOverview of enforcement time limitsSection 171B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) sets...
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Listed buildings enforcement and criminal liability regimeThere are three ways in which a local planning authority (LPA) may take enforcement action...
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5th Jun
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Conservation area enforcement and criminal liability regimeThis Practice Note explains the offences which may be committed under either the Town and...
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Failure to comply with planning enforcement—criminal liability and direct actionUnder the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), a breach of...
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5th Jun
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Injunction restraining breach of planning controlFor the purposes of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), a breach of planning control...
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Types of planning enforcementWhere it appears to a local planning authority (LPA) that a breach of planning control has occurred, it has discretion to...
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