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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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What is the duty to cooperate?The duty to cooperate was created by the Localism Act 2011. It places a legal duty on local planning authorities (LPAs),...
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8th Apr
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Importance of World Heritage Sites (WHSs)The government is a signatory of the World Heritage Convention, which was established by UNESCO and which...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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Legislation and guidance•Planning Act 2008•Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009•Planning Inspectorate’s Advice Note Three: EIA consultation and...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of Michelmores LLP 8th Apr
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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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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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Waste planning authoritiesWaste planning authorities (WPAs) are authorities with responsibility for the land-use planning control of waste management....
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8th Apr
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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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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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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open. The essential characteristics of green belts are...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 8th Apr
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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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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 a scheduled monument?A scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, which is protected against...
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8th Apr

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