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Planning

Please see the section contents on the left to find the topic that is of interest to you.

A very useful website dealing with planning is the Planning Portal, which is the “UK Government’s Online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.”

For a helpful website dealing with planning and enforcement appeals procedure go to The Planning Inspectorate site.

In relation to Permitted Development the principal Order is the The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, which is amended from time to time. Details of amendments can be found on the Planning Portal, which is the “UK Government’s Online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.” However, it is necessary to be careful as it is not always fully up to date.

A number of local planning authorities also have useful summaries of the current position in relation to permitted development. For example, see the site of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Stranger than fiction

Article contributed by Tom Graham A short account of a strange case   As they say, the fact is often stranger than fiction.  This short article stems from a real-life case study in connection with a new build scheme which led to an outcome which was odd in the...

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Green Belt

"Openness" Visual concept? R (on the application of Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)) v North Yorkshire County Council [2020] UKSC 3 Summary "Openness" of the Green Belt is not an essentially visual concept. Facts The appellant, the local planning authority,...

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Conditions

Interpretation No "ejusdem generis" rule R. (on the application of XPL Ltd) v Harlow Council [2016] EWCA Civ 378 Summary The Court of Appeal held that there had been a breach of planning conditions and that the statutory presumption -ejusdem generis- did not apply to...

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Environmental

This page has case reports dealing with Environmental impact assessments: The test for whether or not a proposed development required an Environmental Impact Assessment was considered. EIA: The correct approach to take to screening opinions when a proposed development...

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Permission

This page has cases dealing with: Modification or revocation - financial implications - Supreme Court Outline permission - "hybrid" applications "Detailed planning permission" Approval of reserved matters - new application? Multiple permissions Some of these cases...

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