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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 20th Oct
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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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15th Oct
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STOP PRESS: On 13 October 2020, the Welsh Government announced changes to the Planning Policy Wales and updated Circular guidance pursuant to...
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15th Oct
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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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13th Oct
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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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2nd Oct
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Public rights of way (PROW) are highways that allow the public a legal right of passage. They have the same status and protection in law as highways...
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29th Sep
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IntroductionSection 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) confers powers to override easements and other rights benefitting adjoining...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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PurposeHighways can be stopped up if the area of highway is no longer needed, or when the land is needed for a development to take place. When a road...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Works to treesGenerally, work to trees does not constitute development under section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) so that...
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25th Sep
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Powers to adoptThe Highways Act 1980 (HiA 1980) gives highway authorities the power to adopt new highways by agreement, places a duty on highway...
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25th Sep
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Where it appears to a local planning authority (LPA) that a breach of planning control has occurred, it has discretion to take enforcement action...
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25th Sep

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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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25th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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27th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, SI 1987/764 provides for different categories of uses.Use class A2 is described as comprising...
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28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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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 29th Sep
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In Forkurst v Secretary of State for the Environment and Brentwood District Council [1982] JPL 448 (not reported by LexisNexis®), four steps were said...
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29th Sep
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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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29th Sep
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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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29th Sep
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Section 55(2)(d) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 excludes from the definition of development the use of any buildings or other land within...
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29th Sep
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General principlesThe Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (the Use Classes Order), SI 1987/764 categorises uses of land and buildings...
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29th Sep
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See Practice Note: Operation of the Use Classes Order in Wales for general information in this area.Use class A2 is described as comprising uses for...
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29th Sep

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