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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 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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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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Generally, planning permission is not required to plant trees, as planting trees would not constitute ‘development’ for the purposes of sections 55...
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28th Sep
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Class F of Schedule 2 Part 8 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, SI 2015/596 (the GPDO) provides...
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28th Sep
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As indicated, the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, SI 2015/596 provides a number of instances whereby a...
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28th 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 is no definite answer to this question and no current practical guidance from government exists on this point. However, the approach to be taken...
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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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Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), the making of any material change in the use of any building is ‘development’, which...
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28th Sep
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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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Produced in partnership with Joanne Hannah of Winkworth Sherwood LLP 28th Sep
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Advertisements are controlled by local planning authorities (LPAs) pursuant to the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) (England)...
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28th Sep
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The previous incarnation of Enterprise Zones (EZs) were announced by Geoffrey Howe in his 1980 Budget. They were largely similar to EZs established in...
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28th Sep
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Development for which planning permission is required is defined in section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990). TCPA 1990, s...
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28th Sep
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The planning system is focussed upon the works to be carried out not their reason, so if engineering or other operations are required to remove...
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Produced in partnership with Christine Willmore of University of Bristol Law School 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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Part 5 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, SI 2015/596 (GPDO 2015) (GPDO 2015, SI...
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28th Sep
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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (the GPDO), SI 2015/596, Sch 2 Pt 5, Class A permits the use of...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of 33 Bedford Row 28th Sep

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