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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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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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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): 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IntroductionThe purpose of section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) is to give a local planning authority (LPA) power to take...
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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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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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A declaratory judgment is a judgment identifying the rights, duties or obligations of one or more parties in a dispute. It is legally binding, but...
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9th Nov

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Can a section 278 Highways Agreement be executed electronically? Can it be completed in counterpart?An agreement made under section 278 of the...
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Produced in partnership with James Ryan of Acuity Law 14th May
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What use class under the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 would a wind turbine farm fall into?The Town and Country Planning (Use...
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13th May
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There are two offences under section 210 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990).TCPA 1990, s 210(1) creates an offence where in breach...
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7th May
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The Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214 are made under the Building Act 1984. They impose a set of minimum standards on people carrying out...
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28th Apr
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The simple answer to this question is—no, provided that the security barrier is safe for pedestrian access.A security barrier is typically a gate,...
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Produced in partnership with Alastair Frew of Lodders Solicitors 12th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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Enforcement noticesAppealing against an enforcement noticeAny person who has an interest in the land to which an enforcement notice relates, or who is...
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9th Apr
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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (GPDO), SI 2015/596, Sch 2 Pt 2, Class A grants permitted...
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9th Apr
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We have assumed that this relates to an offence under section 30(1) of the Housing Act 2004.Where an improvement notice served under Part 1 of the...
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6th Apr

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