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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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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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22nd Jan
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The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (UCO), SI 1987/764 puts uses of land and buildings into various categories known as 'use...
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22nd Jan
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Section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) defines development, for which planning permission is required by virtue of TCPA...
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22nd Jan
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ContextThe Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (the Use Classes Order), SI 1987/764 puts uses of land and buildings into broad...
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22nd Jan
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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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15th Jan
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Small HMO as a separate use classA 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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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There are two considerations for whether planning permission is required for the use of an outbuilding within a residential curtilage:•whether the use...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 8th Jan
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This Q&A looks at when professional practices can be considered anything other than use within Class A2 under the Town and Country Planning (Use...
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Produced in partnership with David Brammer of Lanyon Bowdler LLP 8th Jan
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The starting point for consideration of this issue is the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) (TCP(UC)O 1987) SI 1987/764,...
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Produced in partnership with David Brammer of Lanyon Bowdler LLP 8th Jan
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Existing leaseThe current use permitted by most existing leases is unlikely to be affected by the legislative changes, because the majority of...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Cole of Clyde & Co 8th Jan
Q&As
The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (the Use Classes Order), SI 1987/764 puts uses of land and buildings into broad categories set...
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15th Dec
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The C3 use class, which a dwelling house falls under, is defined in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, SI 1987/764.In England, it...
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29th Nov

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