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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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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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Role of material considerations in planning decisionsWhen considering an application for planning permission or permission in principle, section 70(2)...
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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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Presumption in favour of sustainable developmentPolicy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published...
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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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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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Affordable housingAffordable housing is housing provided to those who are struggling with their housing costs and whose housing needs are not met by...
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10th Aug
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Are new permitted development rights proposed to be introduced in 2017, in particular in relation to Use Class C3 (dwelling houses)?There are...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 10th Aug
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If a planning application refers to the development of some social housing within a scheme, but the approval does not include a planning obligation...
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Produced in partnership with Abigail Pritchard-Hooper of Lanyon Bowdler 10th Aug
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Objectively assessed need and housing land supply in the 2012 NPPF [Archived]This archived Practice Note discusses the requirement in the National...
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Produced in partnership with Josef Cannon of Cornerstone Barristers 10th Aug
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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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10th Aug
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Objectively assessed need and housing land supply in the NPPFThe policy backgroundIn 2012, the original version of the National Planning Policy...
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Produced in partnership with Josef Cannon of Cornerstone Barristers 10th Aug
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Starter homes policy and the Housing and Planning Act 2016 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background...
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10th Aug
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Vacant building creditWhat is the vacant building credit?Under national planning policy in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), to support...
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10th Aug
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2012 NPPF and housing assessment [Archived]IntroductionThis archived Practice Note discusses the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework...
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10th Aug
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Self-build and custom housebuildingSelf-build and custom housebuilding (SCH) is an important element of the government's planning strategy for...
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9th Aug
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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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9th Aug
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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 9th Aug
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The definition of ‘affordable housing’ set out in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework states that affordable housing includes discounted...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Knowles and Sarah Rhodes of Sharpe Pritchard LLP 1st Aug

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