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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
Practice notes
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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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is drafted in the context of the previous/old Electronic Communications Code (the previous Code) (and highlights...
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9th Apr
Precedents
STOP PRESS: THE NEW ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS CODE CAME INTO FORCE ON 28 DECEMBER 2017. THIS PRECEDENT IS DRAFTED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PREVIOUS CODE...
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9th Apr
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The Digital Economy Act 2017 (DEA 2017)Section 4 and Schedule 1 to the Digital Economy Act 2017 (DEA 2017) implemented into the Communications Act...
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Produced in partnership with Purvi Parekh of Anakiya Consulting 9th Apr
Practice notes
UtilitiesThe water, gas, electricity, communications and energy industries enjoy statutory rights of access onto private land to lay pipes, wires,...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
IntroductionThere are two systems of drainage in relation to development:•foul water, and•surface waterEach of these has above-ground and underground...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is drafted in the context of the previous/old Electronic Communications Code (the previous Code) (and covers the...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
Permitted development rights for telecommunication developmentCertain forms of telecommunication development, eg mobile telephone masts, are permitted...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is drafted in the context of the previous/old Electronic Communications Code (the previous Code) (providing...
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8th Apr
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The new CodeThis Practice Note sets out how Code rights can be terminated or modified, the steps to be taken and provisions relating to notices. For...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
IntroductionThe adoption of sewers is the process by which sewers are vested in the sewerage undertaker or appointed sewerage company and subsequently...
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Produced in partnership with Celina Colquhoun of 39 Essex Chambers 8th Apr
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is drafted in the context of the previous/old Electronic Communications Code (the previous Code) (and covers who...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
In order for a new connection to be made, whether to a generator, a home, an office or an entire new development, new network infrastructure will need...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 16th Mar
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The new CodeThis Practice Note sets out the extent of the new Code rights, how they arise, ie by agreement made between the parties or by agreement...
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10th Mar
Practice notes
DrainsA ‘drain’ means a drain used for the drainage of one building or of any buildings or yards appurtenant to buildings within the same curtilage.A...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
Practice notes
A sewerage undertaker has a general duty under section 94(1) of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) to ensure that the area for which it is...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
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Introduction to SuDSIn a natural setting, rainfall will be intercepted by vegetation or infiltrated into the ground, dependent on the soil...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Paul Ellis of GeoSmart Information Ltd 9th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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9th Mar
Practice notes
Undertakers’ powers to lay pipesThe powers of a sewerage undertaker to lay sewers, lateral drains and disposal mains are found in ss 158 and 159 of...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
Practice notes
The developer of a housing estate or other facility will need to lay sewers and drains to deal with domestic sewerage and surface water. Sections 21...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
Q&As
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 11th Feb

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