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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 4th 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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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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4th May
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The EU Birds Directive—summaryEU Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the conservation of wild birds (OJ L 20, 26.1.2010) (the EU Birds Directive) (as it...
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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 4th 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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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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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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4th 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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4th 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 4th 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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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The planning case tracker is a list of key judgments from 2020 considered relevant to planning lawyers, with cases listed in reverse chronological...
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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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Definitions1In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and expressions have the corresponding meaning:1.1‘Code of...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 28th Jan
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The Environmental Information Regulations 2004, SI 2004/3391 (EIR 2004) give rights of public access to environmental information held by public...
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28th Jan
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A requestor, or more appropriately a complainant, may complain about the way a request for environmental information has been handled if they consider...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 28th Jan
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Updated in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson HarwoodWhere requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI...
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Understanding what environmental information includes is fundamental to environmental regulation because it will determine whether a request for...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 28th Jan
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This Practice Note outlines guidance for private practitioners making requests, public authorities receiving requests, disclosures of information, and...
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The freedom of information case tracker records and summarises key decisions and case law rulings relating to enforcement of the Freedom of...
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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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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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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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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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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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The freedom of information regime in the United Kingdom is governed by the following key pieces of legislation:•Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...
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