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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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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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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): 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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9th Nov

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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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Produced in partnership with Dr Victoria Jenkins of Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University 7th May
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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26th Apr
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What is biodiversity net gain?Biodiversity net gain is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state after...
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20th Apr
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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9th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 8th Apr
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IntroductionThe Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) requirements require the assessment of 'plans or projects' that may have a 'likely significant...
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8th Apr
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LegislationEU Council Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (EU Habitats...
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8th Apr
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The EU Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) (EU Habitats Directive), as it continues to have effect in the EU aims to promote the...
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8th Apr
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UK implementationEU Council Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (the EU...
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8th Apr
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IntroductionWhere EU law requires an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a proposed development project to be undertaken, that assessment will...
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Produced in partnership with Heather Sargent of Landmark Chambers 8th Apr
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UK Biodiversity Action Plan The first UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) was drawn up in January 1994. It described the biological resources of the...
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7th Apr
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Conserving biodiversitySection 40 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERCA 2006) places a duty on all public authorities in...
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22nd Mar
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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16th Mar
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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16th Mar
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What are AONBs?Areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) are areas of countryside in England and Wales outside national parks which are designated...
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16th Mar
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UNESCO estimates that 64% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since the beginning of the last century. In most regions across the world, wetlands...
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9th Mar
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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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Produced in partnership with Jamie Whittle of R&R Urquhart 9th Mar
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The marine protected areas network in England and Wales provides designated protection for the marine environment and stems from various legislative...
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4th Mar
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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