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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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In essence, private properties normally drain sewage and other waste water through a private sewer which connects to the public sewer. The relevant...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 29th Nov
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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDs) are alternatives to traditional piped drainage, which seek to manage water run-off and flood risk, often through...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 29th Nov
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According to Environment Agency guidance on riparian ownership (EA guidance) p 31, a culvert is a covered channel or pipe designed to prevent the...
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29th Nov
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Section 262 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) states that any holder of a licence under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA...
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29th Nov
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It is often the case that a utility provider will require access over private land in order to facilitate the supply of electricity, gas, water,...
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29th Nov
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Schedule 2, paragraph 27(2) of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (TA 1984) prevents parties from contracting out of certain rights conferred by the...
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29th Nov
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We presume that in the current situation the powers to lay sewers on private land covered by Part VI of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) and...
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29th Nov
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Do power companies’ rights under paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to the Electricity Act 1989 apply to private roads?Section 10 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 4...
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29th Nov
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Companies in the privatised water industry in England and Wales operate under the provisions of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) and the Water...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Snell of New Square Chambers 29th Nov
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The Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers) Regulations 2011, SI 2011/1566 provided that on 1 October 2011, most private sewers and...
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29th Nov
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Wayleaves: what they are and how they ariseThe legal nature of a wayleave is that it is a ‘consent’—or licence—given by the owner of land to another...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers 29th Nov
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Are private drainage easements extinguished a result of the Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers) Regulations 2011?Under the Water...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Hannah of Winkworth Sherwood LLP 29th Nov
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Section 134 of the Communications Act 2003 (CA 2003) makes provision that in certain circumstances specified types of lease covenants restricting...
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29th Nov

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