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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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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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15th Jan
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This archived Practice Note provides an introduction to the 2012 version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF), looking at the concept...
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15th Jan
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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 15th Jan
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Technical Advice Note (TAN) 5 provides advice about how the land use planning system in Wales should contribute to protecting and enhancing...
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15th Jan
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ContextTechnical Advice Note (TAN) 21 provides advice about how the land use planning system in Wales should contribute to sustainable waste resource...
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15th 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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15th Jan
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What is biodiversity net gain?Biodiversity net gain is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state after...
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15th Jan
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National Policy Statements (NPSs) are statutory documents published in accordance with the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008). They set out the government's...
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15th 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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15th 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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15th Jan
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Versions of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)The original version of the NPPF came into force in England on 27 March 2012 (the 2012 NPPF),...
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15th Jan
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Why is planning policy important?Planning policy:•determines the type and location of development in an area•helps to achieve key objectives of local...
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15th 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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15th Jan
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BackgroundIn October 2011, an independent advisory group was established to review the delivery of the planning system in Wales. In 2014, the advisory...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 14th Jan
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Planning policy is contained primarily within national policy documents and the development plan.Welsh national planning policy is contained...
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14th Jan
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The planning functions in the Greater London area are exercised by:•the Mayor of London (the Mayor)•the 32 London Boroughs•the City of London...
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8th 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 8th Jan

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