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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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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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If a local authority uses CPO powers to acquire land to allow regeneration within its area will existing rights that would interfere with that...
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Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6...
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note collates and summarises notable archived decisions and case...
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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) confers a general right of access to information that is held by a public authority. By virtue of this...
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9th Apr
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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) grants a right of access to information held by public authorities. Under this right, any person making...
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Scope of exemptionDisclosure of personal data under freedom of information (FOI)...
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Since the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391, there have...
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Applicants under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) should have a right to complain to a public authority if their request for information...
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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This Practice Note considers the implications of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) being within the...
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Produced in partnership with Amber Lewis of Pitmans 25th Feb
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