When planning permission is required

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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 (General Permitted...

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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 the Town and...

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Small HMO as a separate use class A new use class (Class C4) was created on 6 April 2010 (in England) and 25 February 2016 (in Wales) for the use of a...

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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: Planning—material...

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What is an Enterprise Zone? Enterprise Zones (EZs) are areas of land that offer a range of benefits to businesses, with the aim of attracting new businesses to that area,...

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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 either section 191 or...

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What is a Local Development Order (LDO)? An LDO grants permission for a certain type of development, thereby removing the need for a planning application to be made by...

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Control of development Pursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for ‘the carrying out of any...

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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 Planning Act 1990...

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Control of development Pursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for ‘the carrying out of any...

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Statutory framework for advertisement control The advertisement control system in England and Wales is part of the planning control system. In England, this is regulated...

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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 development...

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This Practice Note deals with permitted development in England. For guidance on permitted development in Wales, see Practice Note: Permitted development in Wales....

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Planning permission is required for the development of land. 'Development', which is defined in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, s 55 (TCPA 1990), comprises: •...

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Permitted development rights Section 57(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) establishes that planning permission is required for the carrying out of...

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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 Development) Order...

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