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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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): 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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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 9th Nov
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Policy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It...
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9th Nov
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What is a Local Development Order (LDO)?An LDO is a local development order, made at local authority level by a local planning authority (LPA). Once...
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9th Nov
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What is a purchase notice?The purchase notice procedure provides landowners with a means of having land acquired by a local planning authority (LPA)...
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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 outbreak...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 9th Nov

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What hedgerows are protected?Certain hedgerows are protected by the Hedgerows Regulations 1997, SI 1997/1160 (HR 1997), enacted under the Environment...
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9th Nov
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The Hedgerows Regulations 1997 (HR 1997), SI 1997/1160, reg 6(1)(e) states that the removal of a hedgerow to which HR 1997, SI 1997/1160 apply is...
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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy of Lanyon Bowdler 29th Sep
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Enforcement of TPOs and offencesAuthorities have a range of enforcement powers to deal with breaches of planning control in relation to Tree...
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29th Sep
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The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990) provides a self-contained code, giving local authorities and aggrieved individuals separate avenues...
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29th Sep
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In determining the amount of any fine to be so imposed on a person convicted of an offence under section 210 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990...
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28th Sep
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OverviewUnder section 198 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, local planning authorities (LPAs) may if ‘expedient in the interests of amenity...
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Produced in partnership with Gethin Thomas of 39 Essex Chambers 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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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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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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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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