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A section 52 agreement is a set of planning obligations contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 (TCPA 1971) relating to specific pieces of...
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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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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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The EU Birds Directive—summaryThe EU Birds Directive—summaryEU Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the conservation of wild birds (OJ L 20, 26.1.2010)...
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The existence of a town or village green (TVG) may restrict or even prevent development. It is a criminal offence to disturb or interfere with the use...
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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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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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Presumption in favour of sustainable developmentPolicy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published...
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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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The Crichel Down Rules (the Rules) require that in certain circumstances, surplus government land that was acquired by, or under a threat of,...
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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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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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Lawful development certificatesWhat is a lawful development certificate?A lawful development certificate (LDC) is a certificate issued by a local...
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Does the four or ten-year enforcement time limit apply to the unauthorised conversion of a single dwelling into two flats?Development for which...
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Would planning permission and/or building regulations approval be required for the installation of a sewage treatment plant to replace an old septic...
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What considerations should be taken into account to determine whether mooring a boat to a riverbank on a navigable river is a material change of use...
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What is the definition of a ‘dwelling’ for planning purposes?The C3 use class, which a dwelling house falls under, is defined in the Town and Country...
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What are the tests for whether a structure meets the definition of a caravan and the tests for whether the proposed use of a caravan results in a...
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What are the options where a certificate of lawful development has been issued incorrectly?Section 193(7) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990...
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Does commercial film-making require planning permission?Planning permission is required for the development of land.Section 55 of the Town and Country...
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What happens if the local planning authority confirms that prior approval is not required and then realise that the application does not fall within...
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Is planning permission required for a pharmacy in an existing doctor's surgery?The Use Classes Order and the General Permitted Development OrderThe...
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Would use of a property for the offices of a marketing agency fall within use class A2 or B1? Clients of the marketing agency are likely to visit the...
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