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Planning enforcement

“Our caseload of instructions from clients who have received letters from Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) threatening to take enforcement action for breaches of planning conditions or unauthorised development has increased significantly...

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Occupancy conditions

“We last discussed occupancy conditions in our article in February 2018 in which we considered the mechanism of obtaining a lawful development certificate (LDC) where a dwelling has been occupied in...

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Deadlines for planning decisions

“A recent High Court case that was handed down on 31 July 2019 has provided clarification of a technical point of planning law that could have significant ramifications in some specific...

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What is a detailed planning consent?

We all regularly make a distinction between a detailed planning consent and an outline planning consent and know what that means. An outline planning consent is a planning consent that is...

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Beware of restrictive planning conditions

“Farmers and landowners should check whether or not any planning conditions imposed by previous planning permissions may restrict the use of their property before preparing applications for the residential change of...

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Sub-division of dwellings

“Our article last month covered the amalgamation of dwellings. Here, we consider the sub-division of dwellings to create two or more separate dwellings out of a single dwelling, for which planning...

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Amalgamation of dwellings

“Unlike sub-division of dwellings to create two or more separate dwellings out of a single dwelling, for which planning permission is required, the Town and Country Planning Act is silent as...

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An alternative to Class Q

“We are receiving an increasing number of enquiries about whether a full planning application for the demolition of agricultural buildings and the construction of new build dwellings may be a better...

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