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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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Statutory duty to consider heritage impacts in determining planning applicationsSection 66 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas)...
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22nd Mar
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What are AONBs?Areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) are areas of countryside in England and Wales outside national parks which are designated...
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16th Mar
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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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Introduction to flood riskIt has been estimated that around six million homes in the UK (approximately one in six) are at risk of flooding from one or...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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Flood and Water Management Act 2010The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (FWMA 2010) was enacted to provide:•more comprehensive management of flood...
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9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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Any substance or object is capable of being waste. Determining whether or not a substance or object is waste is complex, and has significant legal and...
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9th Mar
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The Law Society first issued its practice note on flood risk on 23 May 2013 due to the increasing risk properties face from flooding and the knock on...
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9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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Introduction to SuDSIn a natural setting, rainfall will be intercepted by vegetation or infiltrated into the ground, dependent on the soil...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Paul Ellis of GeoSmart Information Ltd 9th Mar
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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9th Mar
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd and Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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What are site waste management plans?Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) were introduced as a way of providing greater rigour and transparency in...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Percival of RSK 9th Mar
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1. Establishment of the Marine Management OrganisationThe Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB)....
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of 9 Hazel Tree Chambers 3rd Mar
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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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3rd Mar
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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 3rd Mar
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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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2nd Mar
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The integrated coastal zoneThere are various definitions of the integrated coastal zone. The 2009 Protocol to the Barcelona Convention on Integrated...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of 9 Hazel Tree Chambers 2nd Mar
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The EU Maritime Spatial Planning Directive 2014The EU Directive 2014/89/EU establishing a framework for Maritime Spatial Planning (OJ L 257,...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of 9 Hazel Tree Chambers 25th Feb

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