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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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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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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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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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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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Need for specific additional enquiry where highway access is crucialDirect access to the highway can be fundamental to the viability of a development....
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8th Apr
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Do I need a local authority search?Almost all transfers of property (whether commercial or residential) require a local authority search. It provides...
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8th Apr
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Securing necessary easementsWhere third party land intervenes between a new development and the public highway, most developers are aware that they...
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8th Apr
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An electricity distributor is a potential licence holder under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989).Underground electricity cables will...
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This Precedent has been archived. For maintained precedent reports on title, see Report on title—long form and Report on title—short form.1Scope You...
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A 'building line' is a prescribed frontage line for building in front of which no new building, other than a boundary wall or fence, may be...
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29th Nov
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Incorrect search resultIn Chesterton Commercial (Oxon) v Oxfordshire County Council [2015] EWHC 2020 (Ch), the High Court held that a local authority...
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29th Nov
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Whether a piece of land (B) transferred from a larger piece of land (A) retains the lawful use of A will depend on the circumstances.It will depend on...
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Usually the ‘authorised’ planning use of a property is the use or uses permitted by any planning permissions which relate to the property, which have...
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