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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 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 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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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov

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Registration authoritiesApplications for registration of a town and village green (TVG) are made to the registration authority for the area of land...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 5th Nov
Q&As
The procedure for extinguishing/varying/reallocating rights of common differs depending on whether or not the land lies within one of the pilot...
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29th Sep
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Land usually becomes a village green because it has been used for sports or pastimes ‘as of right’ for not less than 20 years.Where in relation to...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 29th Sep
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The Commons Act 2006 (CoA 2006) introduced an updated regime for the registration and management of common land and town and village greens.Once CoA...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Knowles of Sharpe Pritchard 29th Sep
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There are two legal frameworks applying to the registration of common land in England and Wales....
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 29th Sep
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Under section 15A of the Commons Act 2006 (CoA 2006), landowners have the ability to deposit landowner statements with the Commons Registration...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 28th Sep
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This Practice Note deals with amendments to the register of town and village greens (TVGs) by way of correction, rectification and deregistration in...
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27th Sep
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Importance of common landDefra guidance advises that common land can deliver a range of benefits including:•economic—grazing livestock, employment and...
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26th Sep
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What is common land?The term ‘common land’ usually includes all land which is subject to rights of common, ie the rights which one or more ‘commoners’...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Registration of land as a town or village green (TVG) can prevent its development and greatly restrict its use. Applications, even if ultimately...
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25th Sep

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