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A section 52 agreement is a set of planning obligations contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 (TCPA 1971) relating to specific pieces of...
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Produced in partnership with Abbie Pritchard-Hooper of IBLaw 19th May
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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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Material change of useControl of developmentPursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is...
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The EU Birds Directive—summaryThe EU Birds Directive—summaryEU Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the conservation of wild birds (OJ L 20, 26.1.2010)...
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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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19th May
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The existence of a town or village green (TVG) may restrict or even prevent development. It is a criminal offence to disturb or interfere with the use...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 19th May
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Role of material considerations in planning decisionsWhen considering an application for planning permission or permission in principle, section 70(2)...
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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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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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Presumption in favour of sustainable developmentPolicy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published...
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19th May
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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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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 19th May
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The Crichel Down Rules (the Rules) require that in certain circumstances, surplus government land that was acquired by, or under a threat of,...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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What powers are there for a council to enforce a notice given under section 82(1) of the Building Act 1984?By section 81(1) of the Building Act 1984...
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1st Aug
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Do the directors and shareholders of a dormant private limited company limited by shares have any personal liability if part of a property owned by...
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1st Aug
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A conservatory has been built within 3 metres of a public sewer without the consent of the water undertaker. What are the possible sanctions for doing...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Fitzpatrick of Norton Rose Fulbright 1st Aug
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What is the current practice for the issue of EWS1 certificates for a building?As is set out in Practice Note: Fire safety developments following the...
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1st Aug
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What are the implications of Brexit regarding Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214?To date, no Brexit statutory instrument (Brexit SI) has been...
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1st Aug
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Should there be a Build Over Agreement for an extension over a public sewer built in 2002? When did the oversight of building over sewers move from...
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1st Aug
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In a residential House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), is building regulation consent required for the installation of fire doors (both internal and...
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1st Aug
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Is Building Regulations approval required to replace or repair a chimney?Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214, set out requirements for the...
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1st Aug
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If a replacement front door has less than 50% glazing, does it require approval under a competent person scheme?Regulation 12(6) of the Building...
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1st Aug
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Is there any argument that an owner of a building is responsible for breaches of building regulations or does a tenant taking on a lease take on any...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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How long does the aggrieved have to appeal the decision of a magistrates’ court decision regarding a section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act...
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Would planning permission and/or building regulations approval be required for the installation of a sewage treatment plant to replace an old septic...
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31st Jul
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What is the time limit to bring a prosecution in respect of non-compliance with an improvement notice under section 30 of the Housing Act 2004 and...
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31st Jul
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Once building regulations consent has been granted does it last indefinitely?There are two ways of obtaining building regulations approval, being a...
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