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Unprecedented times

“The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have encouraged more or less every commentator to refer to us being in unprecedented times. That may, of course, be correct but we also recognise...

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Temporary takeaway use for pubs and cafes

“On 24 March 2020 a new class of permitted development (Class DA) came into force that allows what are described as restaurants and cafes, drinking establishments and drinking establishments with expanded...

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Time limits for Class Q decisions

In a recent decision, published on 31 January this year, the High Court has taken a detailed look at the time limits that apply when a local planning authority (LPA) receives...

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February deadline for RDPE capital grants

The RDPE Growth Programme is currently open for applications for grant funding for projects which create jobs and growth in the rural economy. These grants are available to both new and...

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Right of access or ownership?

“We have had a surprising number of cases recently where it has come to light that the extent of our clients’ registered legal title does not include all or part of...

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