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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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This Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017. Among other things, it...
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13th Apr
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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6 April 2015. Their purpose is to make health and...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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Powers of the local authorityThe local authority has powers to deal with dangerous buildings under a number of statutes:•section 77 of the Building...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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7th 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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Updated in partnership with WSPLegislative backgroundThe Building Regulations 2010 (Building Regulations 2010), SI 2010/2214 set out the basis of...
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23rd Mar
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To date, no Brexit statutory instrument (Brexit SI) has been made in respect of the Building Regulations 2010 (the Building Regulations), SI...
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18th Mar
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As is set out in Practice Note: Fire safety developments following the Grenfell Tower fire, on 16 December 2019, RICS, the Building Societies...
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18th Mar
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Regulation 12(6) of the Building Regulations 2010 (the 2010 Regulations), SI 2010/2214 (SI 2010/2214, reg 12(6)) states that 'a person intending to...
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18th 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 outbreak...
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18th Mar
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The Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214 (the Building Regulations) are made under the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984). They impose a set of minimum...
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18th Mar
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The local authority for the relevant area has a duty to enforce compliance with the building regulations. Where works have been carried out on a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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11th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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11th Mar
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What is a display energy certificate (DEC)?DECs were introduced to raise public awareness of energy use and to inform visitors to public buildings...
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11th Mar
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What is BREEAM?The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating and certifying the...
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Produced in partnership with Author of the WSP Group 9th Mar

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