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15th Oct
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STOP PRESS: On 13 October 2020, the Welsh Government announced changes to the Planning Policy Wales and updated Circular guidance pursuant to...
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15th Oct
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Public rights of way (PROW) are highways that allow the public a legal right of passage. They have the same status and protection in law as highways...
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29th Sep
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IntroductionSection 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) confers powers to override easements and other rights benefitting adjoining...
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26th Sep
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The making of 'any material change in the use of any buildings or other land’ is ‘development’ for the purposes of section 55 of the Town and Country...
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26th Sep
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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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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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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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25th Sep
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PurposeHighways can be stopped up if the area of highway is no longer needed, or when the land is needed for a development to take place. When a road...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Works to treesGenerally, work to trees does not constitute development under section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) so that...
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25th Sep
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Powers to adoptThe Highways Act 1980 (HiA 1980) gives highway authorities the power to adopt new highways by agreement, places a duty on highway...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep

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This Practice Note considers controls and regulatory issues protecting wildlife, habitats and landscapes in Scotland, and their potential impact and...
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Works to treesGenerally, work to trees does not constitute development under section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) so that...
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TitleDirective 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds (codified...
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The Welsh Government introduced the Environment (Wales) Bill (E(W) Bill) on 11 May 2015. The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (E(W)A 2016) received Royal...
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TitleCouncil Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora of 21 May 1992 (Habitats Directive)Entry into...
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What is a Site of Special Scientific Interest?Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) give legal protection to the best sites for wildlife and...
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