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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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9th Nov

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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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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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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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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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Produced in partnership with Josef Cannon of Cornerstone Barristers 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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15th Mar
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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
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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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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 8th Jan

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