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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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Produced in partnership with Abbie Pritchard-Hooper of IBLaw 19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May

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Preparing a neighbourhood development planCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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22nd Sep
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Right to contestWhat is the right to contest?The right to contest was launched by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 8 January 2014. It provides a...
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22nd Sep
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Duty to cooperateWhat is the duty to cooperate?The duty to cooperate was created by the Localism Act 2011. It places a legal duty on local planning...
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22nd Sep
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Introduction to neighbourhood planningCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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22nd Sep
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In what circumstances might a local authority no longer consider land to be of community value, for the purposes of removing an entry from the list...
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10th Aug
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Can a community that wishes to nominate a property as an asset of community do so eight weeks prior to the end of the five-year listing period?Section...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Fitzpatrick of Norton Rose Fulbright 10th Aug
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How can local authorities comply with regulation 4(b) of the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012 in light of the current coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Fitzpatrick of Norton Rose Fulbright 10th Aug
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Will a contract entered into on a conditional basis within the moratorium period imposed by the rules regulating assets of community value under the...
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10th Aug
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Are there any circumstances under which a local authority is obliged to remove an asset of community value (ACV) listing? What are the time frames for...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 10th Aug
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The community right to bid and assets of community value—bidding and managing assetsWhat is the community right to bid?The community right to bid was...
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10th Aug
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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)—duty to pass CIL receipts to parish and community councilsContextCommunity Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge...
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10th Aug
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The community right to bid and assets of community value—what is the community right to bid, what are assets of community value and how are they...
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10th Aug
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Neighbourhood development ordersThe neighbourhood development order (NDO) regime is contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990)...
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10th Aug

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