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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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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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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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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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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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What use class under the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 would a wind turbine farm fall into?The Town and Country Planning (Use...
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1st Aug
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Waste to energy—technologiesEnergy from waste is energy that is recovered by various technologies. Recyclable material should be removed first and...
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Produced in partnership with WSP Environmental 31st Jul
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Energy installations—application procedure for Electricity Act consentIntroductionFollowing the introduction of the development consent regime under...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 31st Jul
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Energy installations—consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989IntroductionFollowing the introduction of the development consent regime...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 31st Jul
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The planning regime for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in EnglandThis Practice Note summarises the planning regime for hydraulic fracturing, also...
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31st Jul
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The planning regime for nuclear new build in England and WalesThis Practice Note focuses on the planning regime for new nuclear build facilities. It...
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Produced in partnership with Burges Salmon 31st Jul
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Consents for onshore renewable generating stationsWhat is a 'generating station'?There are a number of different legislative definitions of a...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 31st Jul
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Mitigating the impacts of onshore wind farmsThe National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) encourages local planning authorities to design their local...
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31st Jul
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Nuclear Power Generation National Policy StatementBrexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorAs of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK ceased to be...
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Produced in partnership with Burges Salmon 31st Jul
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Planning for climate changeEffective spatial planning is an important part of a successful response to climate change, as it can influence the...
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31st Jul
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Regulation of energy from wasteAll waste facilities, including energy from waste (EfW) incinerators, are regulated to prevent or minimise any risks to...
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31st Jul
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Planning policy on renewable energy in EnglandThe importance of renewable and low carbon energyThe general principles of planning policy in England...
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31st Jul
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Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC—snapshotTitleDirective 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 31st Jul
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The planning regime for decommissioning nuclear facilities in England and WalesBackgroundDecommissioning nuclear facilities is the process of dealing...
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Produced in partnership with Burges Salmon LLP. 31st Jul
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Energy from waste—consentsBrexit impactAs of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation...
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31st Jul
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Environmental permits for energy from waste plantsWhat is Energy from Waste (EfW)?Energy from waste (EfW) involves taking waste and turning it into a...
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31st Jul
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Permitted development rights for renewable energy technologiesThe Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995, SI 1995/418...
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31st Jul
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Offshore wind—permits and permissionsLegislative and policy context for offshore wind development in the UKUnder EU Directive 2009/28/EC (the EU...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Mitcheson of Trowers & Hamlins 31st Jul
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The planning regime for energy storage in England and WalesIntroductionThis Practice Note looks at planning issues associated with energy storage in...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Maile and Duncan Williams of Eversheds Sutherland 31st Jul

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