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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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What are planning use swaps and how do they arise?There is no specific legislation governing planning use swaps.The need for use swaps can arise where...
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25th Sep
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Statutory requirement to have regard to the development plan in planning application decisionsWhen considering an application for planning permission...
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25th Sep
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What is a design and access statement?A design and access statement (DAS) is a concise report accompanying certain applications for planning...
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25th Sep
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Local authorities are not immune from having to obtain planning permission to develop land. The grant of planning permission by any local authority to...
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25th Sep
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What is a 'called-in application'?Most planning applications and applications for listed building consent are decided locally by the relevant local...
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25th Sep
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Dated:Parties1[insert party name] whose registered office is at [insert address] (‘the First Party); and2[insert party name] whose registered office...
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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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Planning-related fees are charged so that developers, rather than taxpayers in general, meet the costs incurred by local planning authorities (LPAs)...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Statutory duty to consider heritage impacts in determining planning applicationsSection 66 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas)...
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26th Sep
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What is a planning performance agreement?Planning performance agreements (PPA) are optional memorandum of understanding or agreements between an...
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26th Sep
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Scope of bias and pre-determination in planning casesBias and pre-determination can be an issue in planning cases where a planning decision-maker,...
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26th Sep
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What is twin-tracking?Tactical or ‘twin-tracked’ planning applications refers to the process of submitting more than one planning application to a...
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27th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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27th Sep
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We refer you to Practice Note: Determining planning applications—material considerations, which sets out the tests for material considerations...
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28th Sep
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What is permission in principle (PiP)?The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) introduced PiP, a type of automatic consent for housing-led...
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28th Sep
Q&As
The planning application making reference to the development of some social housing within the scheme does not mean that the council is obliged to...
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Produced in partnership with Abigail Pritchard-Hooper of Lanyon Bowdler 28th Sep
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Requirement for ownership certificatesUnder the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010, articles 11 and 12,...
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28th Sep
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As indicated, the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, SI 2015/596 provides a number of instances whereby a...
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28th Sep

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