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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 20th Oct
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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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13th Oct
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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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2nd 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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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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26th 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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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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Conservation areas are parts of localities designated under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (P(LBCA)A 1990) as areas...
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25th Sep
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Planning permission—does demolition count as 'development'?Under section 55(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning...
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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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Background to Crown’s immunity from development controlIn 1992, the government decided to progressively remove any immunities protecting government...
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25th Sep
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What is a Local Listed Building Consent Order?Local Listed Building Consent Orders (LLBCOs) are made by local planning authorities (LPAs) and grant...
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25th Sep
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Complaints that local authorities can considerLocal authorities can only consider a complaint if:•it relates to a ‘high hedge’ as defined in the...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note explains the offences which may be committed under either the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) or the Planning...
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25th Sep
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What is a Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement?A Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement (HPA) is a non-statutory agreement between a...
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25th Sep
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A certificate of lawfulness of proposed works under section 26H of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (P(LBCA)A 1990)...
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25th Sep
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What is a scheduled monument?A scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, which is protected against...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Statutory duty to consider heritage impacts in determining planning applicationsSection 66 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas)...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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There are three ways in which a local planning authority (LPA) may take enforcement action against unauthorised works, or potential/impending future...
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26th Sep
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The usual time limits within which enforcement action may be taken for a breach of planning control are contained in section 171B of the Town and...
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28th Sep
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Anyone wanting to cut down, top, lop or uproot trees subject to a tree preservation order (TPO) must first apply to the local planning authority (LPA)...
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28th Sep
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The main purpose of listing is to protect a building and its surroundings from changes which materially alter the importance of the building or its...
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28th Sep
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The time limits for prosecuting a breach of a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) are set out in section 210(4A) and (4B) of the Town and Country Planning...
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28th Sep

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