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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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An electricity distributor is a potential licence holder under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989).Underground electricity cables will...
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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy of Lanyon Bowdler 28th Sep
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The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (CHSR 2017), SI 2017/1012 creates a series of criminal offences. Generally speaking, the...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 28th Sep
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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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It is assumed that this query relates to habitats in England.Defining priority habitatsPriority natural habitat is defined under the Habitats...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Payne of Browne Jacobson 28th Sep
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We refer you to Practice Note: Determining planning applications—material considerations, which sets out the tests for material considerations...
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28th Sep
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Can right of way fall out of use and be declassified as a public footpath?Whether the dedication is express or inferred, a highway is created when a...
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28th Sep
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The traffic authority for a road outside of Greater London may make a traffic regulation order (TRO). See section 1 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Heppinstall of Henderson Chambers 28th Sep
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At common law, the owner of land which adjoins a highway has a right of access from his land onto the highway. This right enables an access from any...
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28th Sep
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There are three options for an emerging neighbourhood development plan (NDP) to be challenged by way of judicial review which are set out in...
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