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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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Produced in partnership with Abbie Pritchard-Hooper of IBLaw 19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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 19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th 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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23rd Sep
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The Marine Management Organisation1. Establishment of the Marine Management OrganisationThe Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is an executive...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of 9 Hazel Tree Chambers 22nd Sep
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National Emission Ceilings Directive (EU) 2016/2284—snapshotTitleDirective (EU) 2016/2284 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 December...
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22nd Sep
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Ambient Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC—snapshotTitleDirective 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 22nd Sep
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Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC—snapshotTitleDirective 2008/56/ECEntry into force15 July 2008Transposition deadline15 July...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 22nd Sep
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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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22nd Sep
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Listed building regime and listed building consentCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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22nd Sep
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Areas of outstanding natural beautySTOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being reviewed in light of the new NPPF published on 20 July 2021.What are...
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22nd Sep
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The National Planning Policy FrameworkVersions of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)The original version of the NPPF came into force in...
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22nd Sep
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Preparing a neighbourhood development planCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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22nd Sep
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Planning and air qualityAir quality is an increasingly important concern, for both central government and local authorities. Policies to manage and...
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22nd Sep
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Heritage issues in determining planning applicationsStatutory duty to consider heritage impacts in determining planning applicationsSection 66 of the...
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22nd Sep
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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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22nd Sep
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Duty to cooperateWhat is the duty to cooperate?The duty to cooperate was created by the Localism Act 2011. It places a legal duty on local planning...
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22nd Sep
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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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22nd Sep
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Planning policy in EnglandWhy is planning policy important?Planning policy:•determines the type and location of development in an area•helps to...
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6th Sep
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Conservation areasConservation areas are parts of localities designated under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990...
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18th Aug
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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)Introduction to SuDSIn a natural setting, rainfall will be intercepted by vegetation or infiltrated into the...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Paul Ellis of GeoSmart Information Ltd 11th Aug
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The Paris Agreement 2015—snapshotTitleParis Summit (COP21/CMP11)LocationParis, FranceDate30 November—12 December 2015SubjectClimate change,...
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11th Aug

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