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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 20th Oct
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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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15th Oct
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STOP PRESS: On 13 October 2020, the Welsh Government announced changes to the Planning Policy Wales and updated Circular guidance pursuant to...
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15th Oct
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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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13th Oct
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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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2nd Oct
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Public rights of way (PROW) are highways that allow the public a legal right of passage. They have the same status and protection in law as highways...
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29th Sep
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IntroductionSection 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) confers powers to override easements and other rights benefitting adjoining...
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26th Sep
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The making of 'any material change in the use of any buildings or other land’ is ‘development’ for the purposes of section 55 of the Town and Country...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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PurposeHighways can be stopped up if the area of highway is no longer needed, or when the land is needed for a development to take place. When a road...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Works to treesGenerally, work to trees does not constitute development under section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) so that...
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25th Sep
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Powers to adoptThe Highways Act 1980 (HiA 1980) gives highway authorities the power to adopt new highways by agreement, places a duty on highway...
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25th Sep
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Where it appears to a local planning authority (LPA) that a breach of planning control has occurred, it has discretion to take enforcement action...
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25th Sep

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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
Q&As
This Q&A refers to a large above ground container in which gas is stored.Permits and consents to store gasHazardous substances consentOwners and...
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28th Sep
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In researching this Q&A, we have been unable to find any exemption releasing the regulator from its rights and responsibilities as a riparian owner....
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28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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In England, the preparation and adoption of supplementary planning documents (SPDs) is governed by the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)...
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28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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A neighbourhood development plan is defined by section 38A Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (PCPA 2004) as a plan 'which sets out policies...
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28th Sep
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Unless the statement of planning policy has been quashed by a decision of the court, the fact that a particular policy statement is the subject of an...
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28th Sep
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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 29th Sep
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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDs) are alternatives to traditional piped drainage, which seek to manage water run-off and flood risk, often through...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 29th Sep
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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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29th Sep

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