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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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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995, SI 1995/418 (in Wales) and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted...
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25th Sep
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IntroductionFollowing the introduction of the development consent regime under the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008), the need to apply for consent under...
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25th Sep
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What is a 'generating station'?There are a number of different legislative definitions of a ‘generating station’ depending on the context; however,...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson 25th Sep
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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) encourages local planning authorities to design their local policies to maximise renewable and low...
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25th Sep
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The importance of renewable and low carbon energyThe general principles of planning policy in England apply to renewable energy developments. However,...
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25th Sep
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IntroductionFollowing the introduction of the development consent regime under the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008), the need to apply for consent under...
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25th Sep
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IntroductionThis Practice Note looks at planning issues associated with energy storage in England and Wales including:•what form of development is...
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25th Sep
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The National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (the Renewables NPS) provides guidance on potential onshore wind farm impacts,...
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25th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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Policy contextTechnical Advice Note (TAN) 8 provides technical advice to supplement the policy set out in Planning Policy Wales (PPW), and should be...
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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Mitcheson of Trowers & Hamlins LLP 28th Sep
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The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (UCO), SI 1987/764 puts uses of land and buildings into various categories known as 'use...
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29th Sep
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TitleDirective 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 15th Oct

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