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Hints of new PD rights

The Defra Secretary of State, The Rt. Hon Steve Barclay MP, has used a letter to farmers issued after he addressed the Oxford Farming Conference earlier today to hint that the...

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Draft BNG guidance

“As flagged in our September 2023 article, the Government has now published the draft Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) regulations here, here, here and here and planning practice guidance. BNG will become...

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Changes to nutrient neutrality rules

The Government is planning to change nutrient neutrality rules that currently prevent new housing being built in some environmentally sensitive areas. The Government release explains that it has put forward an...

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Happy Christmas

We wish all our clients and contacts a very happy Christmas and look forward to working with them to unlock whatever opportunities the New Year may bring. Our offices will be...

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Simpler planning appeals

Following a pilot earlier this year, a new procedure for submitting some types of planning appeals has been introduced in additional local authority areas.  The new form is designed to be...

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Chargeable development

“Under The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (the CIL Regulations), Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) can choose to charge CIL on “chargeable development” which, under the Regulations, is defined as development for...

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The death of Her Majesty the Queen

We join the many other organisations and individuals in expressing our deep sadness at the death of Her Majesty the Queen. We also reflect on her long life of dedication and...

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Inaccurate plans and incorrect statements

“When making an application for planning consent or for a Certificate of Lawfulness for Existing Use or Development (CLEUD), it is incumbent on the applicant to provide clear and accurate supporting...

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