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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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Effective spatial planning is an important part of a successful response to climate change, as it can influence the emission of greenhouse gases....
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27th Jan
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This Q&A refers to a large above ground container in which gas is stored.Permits and consents to store gasHazardous substances consentOwners and...
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26th Jan
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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26th Jan
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Policy contextTechnical Advice Note (TAN) 8 provides technical advice to supplement the policy set out in Planning Policy Wales (PPW), and should be...
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26th Jan
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Unless the statement of planning policy has been quashed by a decision of the court, the fact that a particular policy statement is the subject of an...
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22nd Jan
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The planning application making reference to the development of some social housing within the scheme does not mean that the council is obliged to...
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Produced in partnership with Abigail Pritchard-Hooper of Lanyon Bowdler 22nd Jan
Q&As
The tilted balance in paragraph 11(d) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) applies where there are no relevant development plan policies,...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of 33 Bedford Row 22nd Jan
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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) defines discounted market sales housing as housing ‘sold at a discount of at least 20% below local...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Knowles and Sarah Rhodes of Sharpe Pritchard LLP 22nd 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 outbreak...
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21st Jan
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The policy backgroundIn 2012, the original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) came into force in England. It required inter...
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Produced in partnership with Josef Cannon of Cornerstone Barristers 21st Jan
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Affordable housing is housing provided to those who are struggling with their housing costs and whose housing needs are not met by the market....
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20th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the main changes to national planning policy brought about by the publication of revised versions of the National Planning...
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20th Jan
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What is the vacant building credit?Under national planning policy in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), to support the re-use of...
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20th 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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18th 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 outbreak...
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18th Jan
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BackgroundSafeguarded wharves are wharves located in the London boroughs that are protected through formal safeguarding directions and planning policy...
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15th Jan
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Nationally significant waste water infrastructureThe Waste Water National Policy Statement (NPS) sets out government policy for the provision of...
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15th Jan
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ContextCommunity Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied by charging authorities in respect of development. Charging authorities are generally...
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15th Jan

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