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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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ContextCommunity Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied by charging authorities in respect of development. Charging authorities are generally...
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25th Sep
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What is the community right to bid?The community right to bid was introduced by sections 87–108 of the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011) to enable local...
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25th Sep
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What is the community right to bid?The community right to bid was introduced by sections 87–108 of the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011) to enable local...
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25th Sep
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What 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 mechanism for...
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25th Sep
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What is the community right to bid?The community right to bid was introduced by sections 87–108 of the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011) to enable local...
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26th Sep
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What is the community right to bid?The community right to bid was introduced by sections 87–108 of the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011) to enable local...
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26th Sep
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What is the duty to cooperate?The duty to cooperate was created by the Localism Act 2011. It places a legal duty on local planning authorities (LPAs),...
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26th Sep
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Meaning of ‘land of community value’Section 87 of the Localism Act 2011 provides that:a local authority must maintain a list of land in its area that...
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28th Sep
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This Q&A considers the obligations of a local authority when maintaining a list of assets of community value (ACVs), and the restrictions on a...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 28th Sep
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A person who owns land included in a local authority's list of assets of community value must not ‘enter into a relevant disposal of the land’, unless...
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28th Sep
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Section 87(3) of the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011) provides:‘3) Where land is included in a local authority's list of assets of community value, the...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Fitzpatrick of Norton Rose Fulbright 29th Sep
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Pursuant to section 88 of the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011), a piece of land or property in a local authority's area can be listed as an asset of...
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29th 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st Oct
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The neighbourhood development order (NDO) regime is contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) specifically TCPA 1990, ss 61E–61Q...
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5th Oct

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