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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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Produced in partnership with Abbie Pritchard-Hooper of IBLaw 19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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 19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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Planning issues for Crown landBackground to Crown’s immunity from development controlIn 1992, the government decided to progressively remove any...
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3rd Aug
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What is the relevant limitation period for bringing a claim against the local authority in respect of loss or damage caused by the making of a tree...
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Produced in partnership with Gethin Thomas of 39 Essex Chambers 1st Aug
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Under the Hedgerows Regulations 1997, SI 1997/1160, reg 6(1)(e), the removal of hedgerows is permitted where planning permission has been granted....
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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy LLB of Lanyon Bowdler LLP 1st Aug
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What constitutes (or is a prescribed definition of) ‘curtilage’ where pertaining to a listed building?The word ‘curtilage’ is used frequently in a...
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Produced in partnership with James Ryan of Carbon Law 1st Aug
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Who can one appeal to/contact if a local authority fails to take action after it has been reported to them that trees protected by a tree preservation...
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1st Aug
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Is the default position on listed buildings such that a listing always applies to both the interior and exterior of the building?The main purpose of...
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1st Aug
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What are the appropriate levels of sentencing under section 210 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990?In determining the amount of any fine to be...
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1st Aug
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Is there a time limit on enforcement action for unauthorised works to a property in a conservation area?The usual time limits within which enforcement...
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1st Aug
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Can a local authority bring an action for statutory nuisance against a landowner who refuses to take remedial action to address a dangerous tree close...
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1st Aug
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Is there any limitation period beyond which breach of a Tree Preservation Order cannot be enforced?The time limits for prosecuting a breach of a Tree...
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1st Aug
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What procedure must be followed when designating a conservation area, and at what stage does a proposal for a conservation area become a local land...
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1st Aug
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Does being in a nitrate pollution zone have an effect on development prospects of the land?Research for this Q&A is limited to cover England and...
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1st Aug
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What are the timescales for bringing a prosecution for the contravention of a tree preservation order under section 210 of the Town and Country...
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1st Aug
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Will a tree preservation order (TPO) override a planning permission if the TPO is made after the planning permission has been granted? What if the TPO...
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31st Jul
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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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