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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
Practice notes
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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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 15th Jan
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Legislation and guidanceHazardous substances consents (HSCs) are regulated by the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (P(HS)A 1990), the Planning...
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15th Jan
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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 15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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 15th Jan
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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 and Burges Salmon 15th 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
Q&As
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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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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24th Dec
Q&As
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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29th Nov
Q&As
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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29th Nov
Practice notes
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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29th Nov
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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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29th Nov
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This archived Practice Note provides an overview of the presumption in favour of sustainable development as set out in the 2012 version of the...
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29th Nov
Practice notes
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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29th Nov
Q&As
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 Nov

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