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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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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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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): 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Development Consent Orders and deemed marine licencesLegislation and guidance•Planning Act 2008•Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009•Planning...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of Michelmores LLP 15th May
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Biodiversity net gain in EnglandWhat is biodiversity net gain?Biodiversity net gain is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a...
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15th May
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National Policy StatementsNational Policy Statements (NPSs) are statutory documents published in accordance with the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008). They...
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15th May
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Permission for Developments of National Significance in WalesCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially...
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15th May
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Waste Water National Policy StatementNationally significant waste water infrastructureThe Waste Water National Policy Statement (NPS) sets out...
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15th May
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Waste planningWaste planning authoritiesWaste planning authorities (WPAs) are authorities with responsibility for the land-use planning control of...
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15th May
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Introduction to neighbourhood planningCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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15th May
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Planning for climate changeEffective spatial planning is an important part of a successful response to climate change, as it can influence the...
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15th May
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Housing—Optional Technical StandardsWhat are the optional technical housing standards?In March 2015, following consultation on accessible design...
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15th May
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Neighbourhood planning—independent examination and referendumCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially...
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15th May
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Hazardous substances and planningHazardous substancesHazardous substances include certain quantities of specified substances considered dangerous to...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 15th May
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Build to Rent schemes—key featuresThis Practice Note:•discusses the development of the large scale private rented sector (PRS)•considers the...
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15th May
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Marine planning under Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009The EU Maritime Spatial Planning Directive 2014The EU Directive 2014/89/EU establishing a...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of 9 Hazel Tree Chambers 15th May
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15th May
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Preparing local plansCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the...
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15th May
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Hazardous substance zones and consentLegislation and guidanceHazardous substances consents (HSCs) are regulated by the Planning (Hazardous Substances)...
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15th May
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Viability in planning decision-taking—comprehensive guidanceContents•Context•Overview of viability in planning•National planning policy and...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Gorst and Thomas Evans of Gerald Eve LLP 15th May
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Harbour Revision, Closure and Empowerment OrdersWhat are Harbour Revision, Closure and Empowerment Orders?This Practice Note addresses Harbour Orders...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of 9 Hazel Tree Chambers 15th May
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Waste planning policy in WalesContextTechnical Advice Note (TAN) 21 provides advice about how the land use planning system in Wales should contribute...
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15th May
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