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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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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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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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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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Material change of useControl of developmentPursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is...
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15th May
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Planning issues in demolitionPlanning permission—does demolition count as 'development'?Under section 55(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990...
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15th May
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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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12th 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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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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8th Apr
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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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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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This question is dealt with in Practice Note: Planning issues in demolition and Class A of Part 11 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning...
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22nd Jan
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This response considers the planning status of a building following a fire, and the availability of permitted development rights for such properties...
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Planning permission is required for 'development' within the meaning of section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990). However, the...
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22nd Jan
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We have not found commentary in our resources which suggests that any requirement for planning permission is dependent on the existing use of the land...
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22nd Jan
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In answering this Q&A we have assumed that by referring to the classification of land as a garden, the lawful use of land is for purposes falling...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 22nd Jan
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The Use Classes Order and the General Permitted Development OrderThe Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, SI 1987/764 (the UCO 1987),...
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Section 5(A)(1) of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (CSCDA 1960) provides that a Local Authority in England who have issued a...
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