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Permitted development rights and the 56 day rule

“We have previously discussed the strict time limit that local planning authorities (LPAs) have to determine prior approval applications under permitted development rights (PDRs) for the change of use of agricultural...

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Community infrastructure levy

“The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations are a complex area of planning law and can have a significant impact on development costs where they have been implemented by Local Planning Authorities...

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Pre-commencement conditions

“From time to time we come across cases where a landowner has obtained planning permission and commenced development without first having dealt with what are known as pre-commencement conditions. Most planning consents...

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Certificates of lawfulness

“Certificates of Lawfulness offer an excellent but not always well-known solution for dealing with certain planning cases where development requiring planning consent has been carried out without permission or where a...

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Barn conversions

“In February we mentioned the planning guidance that says that where buildings are being converted using Class Q permitted development rights they must be structurally sound and capable of conversion without...

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Commencement of development

“We have come across several cases recently where planning consents for development was granted many years ago and some work had been carried out but the development had not been completed....

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