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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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Barn conversions

“The permitted development rights that allow the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential dwellings have received a lot of attention since they were introduced during April 2014.  Much has been talked about...

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Planning for 2016

“The start of a new year is a good time to pause and reflect on what may be coming in the year ahead and how that may shape current and future...

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Intentional unauthorised development

The Government’s Chief Planner has issued a new policy statement to local planning authorities that makes intentional unauthorised development a “material consideration” for planning applications and appeals received from 31 August...

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