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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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): 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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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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Policy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It...
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9th Nov
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What is a Local Development Order (LDO)?An LDO is a local development order, made at local authority level by a local planning authority (LPA). Once...
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9th Nov
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What is a purchase notice?The purchase notice procedure provides landowners with a means of having land acquired by a local planning authority (LPA)...
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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 outbreak...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 12th Jan

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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (GPDO), SI 2015/596, Sch 2 Pt 2, Class A grants permitted...
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9th Apr
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Interpreting planning permission post Trump and AshfordInterpreting planning permission by reference to application documents and extrinsic...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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What is a Local Development Order (LDO)?An LDO is a local development order, made at local authority level by a local planning authority (LPA). Once...
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8th Apr
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What is an Enterprise Zone?Enterprise Zones (EZs) are designated areas of land that offer a range of benefits to businesses, with the aim of...
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8th Apr
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Permitted development rightsSection 57(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) establishes that planning permission is required for...
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8th Apr
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Background to Crown’s immunity from development controlIn 1992, the government decided to progressively remove any immunities protecting government...
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8th Apr
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Article 4 directions can be used by local planning authorities (LPAs) to withdraw permitted development rights that would otherwise apply by virtue of...
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8th Apr
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Statutory framework for advertisement controlThe advertisement control system in England and Wales is part of the planning control system. In England,...
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8th Apr
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Permitted development rights for telecommunication developmentCertain forms of telecommunication development, eg mobile telephone masts, are permitted...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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Many small domestic extensions to dwellinghouses benefit from permitted development rights and do not require planning permission if they meet...
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8th Apr
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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995, SI 1995/418 (in Wales) and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted...
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8th Apr
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What is a lawful development certificate?A lawful development certificate (LDC) is a certificate issued by a local planning authority (LPA) under...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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Planning permission—does demolition count as 'development'?Under section 55(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at certain of the permitted development rights in England under Part 6 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning...
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Produced in partnership with Martha Grekos of Martha Grekos Consultancy Limited 8th Apr
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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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