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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 12th Jan
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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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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): 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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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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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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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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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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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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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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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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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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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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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9th Nov

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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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 LLP 15th May
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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 15th May
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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 15th May
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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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15th May
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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 15th May
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Technical Advice Note 8: planning for renewable energy in WalesPolicy contextTechnical Advice Note (TAN) 8 provides technical advice to supplement the...
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15th May
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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 13th May
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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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13th May
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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 13th May
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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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13th May
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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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