Category Archives: Planning Law

Planning Reform – Localism

The Localism Bill recently received Royal Ascent. The recently released document provides further clarity on this matter, with a particular focus on the impact of neighbourhood community groups becoming empowered through the planning process. The report states that, ‘Neighbourhood planning … Continue reading

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Changes to Listed Building Consent Regime Planned

Listed Building Consent is set to become a much less bureaucratic exercise, with owners potentially requiring much less restriction for undertaking works which are not in parts of the building which are contributing factors to the listed building itself. The … Continue reading

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Town Planning Push Towards Reform

As we now approach the final stages of localism, the pressure is mounting within both the public and private sector in terms of viewing the potential impact of the Bill. Questions regarding neighbourhood plans, how the government will incentivise the … Continue reading

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Royal Town Planning Institute Delivers Verdict

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has recently released its formal comments for consideration. One of the main concerns revolves around the lack of clarity of the National Planning Policy (NPPF).  The points have been summarised below: Clarification of the … Continue reading

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Planning Reform Pushes Ahead

The recent BBC article which focuses on Mr Pickle’s and Mr Clark’s proposed changes to the planning system marks the beginning of the controversy around new planning legislation which the current government are trying to promote. One of the main … Continue reading

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Planning Case Law Update

Recent planning appeals provide useful and informative information with regard to determining planning applications, and allowing planning consultants to justify applications. One recent interesting case is the certificate of lawful development application for a Christmas tree plantation in Devon. The … Continue reading

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