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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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IntroductionPlanning applications have to be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise....
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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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CPR 54.5 reduces the usual three-months’ time limit to six weeks for 'planning acts' claims and provides that 'the planning acts' has the same meaning...
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29th Mar
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The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (CHSR 2017), SI 2017/1012 creates a series of criminal offences. Generally speaking, the...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 22nd Mar
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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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ContextThe Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) sets out a development consent regime for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) in the fields...
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8th 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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2nd Mar
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IntroductionEnvironmental impact assessment (EIA) aims to protect the environment by ensuring that a local planning authority (LPA), in deciding...
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2nd Mar
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Marine conservation zonesPart 5 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA 2009) provides a power, across most of UK waters, to designate marine...
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