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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Does a power company need consent from the local authority (LA), prior to serving a notice under paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to the Electricity Act...
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How do you find out who owns a culvert located under a highway? Is a culvert under a road a highway drain? Does a highway authority own it/have power...
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1st Aug
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What rights of access do gas companies enjoy for the purpose of maintenance and repair of utility installations?Gas companies’ rights to enter...
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Produced in partnership with Bethany Pickup of Browne Jacobson 1st Aug
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Is an electricity generator that is exempt from holding a licence under Section 6(1) of the Electricity Act 1989 by virtue of Section 4 of the EA 1989...
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1st Aug
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Do statutory water undertakers have the power to lay foul sewers on private land?Companies in the privatised water industry in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Snell of New Square Chambers 1st Aug
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Do positive covenants in an agreement made under section 185 of the Water Industry Act 1991 bind the land?Agreements under section 185 of the Water...
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1st Aug
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What impact does section 134 of the Communications Act 2003 have on alienation provisions?Section 134 of the Communications Act 2003 (CA 2003) makes...
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1st Aug
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Where a private sewer connects to a public sewer, is the water authority under a duty not to adversely affect the private system when they carry out...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 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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Do electricity wayleaves automatically come to an end upon the sale of the land by the grantor?Wayleaves: what they are and how they ariseThe legal...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers 1st Aug
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Is a build over agreement necessary for a drain over which a garage was built in 1975?The Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers)...
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Can a mast operator validly covenant not to exercise their code rights under the 1984 Act?Schedule 2, paragraph 27(2) of the Telecommunications Act...
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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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