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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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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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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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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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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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Role of material considerations in planning decisionsWhen considering an application for planning permission or permission in principle, section 70(2)...
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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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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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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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Presumption in favour of sustainable developmentPolicy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published...
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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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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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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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Biodiversity net gain in EnglandWhat is biodiversity net gain?Biodiversity net gain is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a...
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Species ProtectionBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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24th Jun
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Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC—snapshotTitleCouncil Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora of 21 May...
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24th Jun
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Non-statutory designated areasConserving biodiversitySection 40 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERCA 2006) places a duty...
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Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)What is a Site of Special Scientific Interest?Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) give legal...
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What legislation protects priority habitats? What powers does Natural England have over priority habitat which has not been designated a site of...
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What is the key legislation concerning protection of nesting birds and their hibernation?Certain species of animals (including wild birds) are...
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Who can bring a prosecution for breaches of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, SI 2017/1012?The Conservation of Habitats and...
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Environmental impact assessments and Development Consent OrdersContextThe Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) sets out a development consent regime for...
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Implementation of the EU Habitats Directive in England and WalesUK implementationEU Council Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) on the...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive—snapshotIntroductionTitle EU Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27...
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Environment Agency guidance for planning applications in EnglandIntroductionPlanning applications have to be determined in accordance with the...
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Preparing an environmental statementContextEnvironmental impact assessment (EIA) is an assessment of a project’s likely significant environmental...
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