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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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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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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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25th Sep
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Starter homes policy2014 starter homes consultationIn December 2014 the government first announced its intention to launch a new starter homes scheme,...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note:•discusses the development of the large scale private rented sector (PRS)•considers the Government’s incentive package for Build to...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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This archived Practice Note discusses the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as first published in 2012 (the 2012 NPPF) for...
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26th Sep
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IntroductionThis archived Practice Note discusses the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework as first published in 2012 (the 2012 NPPF)...
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26th Sep
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What are the optional technical housing standards?In March 2015, following consultation on accessible design standards, the government issued policy...
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26th Sep
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Self-build and custom housebuilding (SCH) is an important element of the government's planning strategy for housing. The purpose of the Self-build and...
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26th Sep
Q&As
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 28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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There are currently several new permitted development rights which are currently being considered by the Government for implementation.The response to...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 29th Sep
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Contents•Context•Overview of viability in planning•National planning policy and guidance•Viability assessments in practice•Appeals•Section 106...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Gorst and Thomas Evans of Gerald Eve LLP 13th Oct

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