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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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The community right to bid and assets of community value—compensationWhat is the community right to bid?The community right to bid was introduced by...
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15th May
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The community right to bid and assets of community value—what is a relevant disposal and how do the moratorium periods operate?What is the community...
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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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Neighbourhood planning—independent examination and referendumCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially...
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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th 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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15th May
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012 (NPRR 2012), SI 2012/2031, reg 4(1)(a)–(b) provides as follows:‘…4.—Information to be made...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Fitzpatrick of Norton Rose Fulbright 24th Mar
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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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22nd Jan
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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 22nd Jan
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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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22nd Jan
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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 8th Jan

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