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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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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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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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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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Presumption in favour of sustainable developmentPolicy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published...
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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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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 in demolitionPlanning permission—does demolition count as 'development'?Under section 55(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990...
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18th Aug
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Conservation areasConservation areas are parts of localities designated under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990...
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18th 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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10th 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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10th 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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10th 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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10th Aug
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Heritage issues in determining planning applicationsStatutory duty to consider heritage impacts in determining planning applicationsSection 66 of the...
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10th Aug
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Conservation area enforcement and criminal liability regimeThis Practice Note explains the offences which may be committed under either the Town and...
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9th Aug
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Works to trees, tree preservation orders and trees in conservation areasWorks to treesGenerally, work to trees does not constitute development under...
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9th Aug

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