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Challenging Times - 5 Risks Following The Grant of Planning Permission

Published on 06 June 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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Developers and local authorities will be only too aware that third parties can challenge a grant of planning permission through the courts by way of a judicial review. An application for such a challenge is costly, and must be made quickly. Further, it can only be brought on limited grounds. Whilst this may offer a developer or local authority some comfort, it is worth being aware of some of the more common grounds of challenge so that steps can be taken to minimise the risk of these arising.

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Pre-loading the pre-app?

Published on 24 May 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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Discussion on the planning pre-app process considering cost and time considerations and the benefits and concerns of going through this initial advice process.

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You can't park there!

Published on 17 May 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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A summary of the May 2017 Court of Appeal decision in Khodari relating to whether parking permit restrictions can be secured in agreements made under s106 Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

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Restrictive Covenants: Public Policy v Legal Obligations

12 May 2017

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A commentary on the recent case of Millgate Developments v Smith concerning the breach of a restrictive covenant.

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EIA – a new role for the planning system in considering the health impacts of development?

Published on 10 May 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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A summary of the EIA Regulations 2017 and the consideration as part of the planning application process of a proposed development's likely impacts on human health.

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Reining back from last orders - The Protection of Pubs: an update

Published on 02 May 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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Provisions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 for the protection of pubs, including restrictions on changes of use and demolition, updated from the draft Bill.

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Top Tips for Commercial Tenants – Lease Expiry

Published on 27 April 2017.

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Commercial advice for business tenants approaching lease expiry

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Let there be light

Published on 19 April 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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The importance of light in WELL Building Standards and how it sits within the context of planning law and rights of light

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Cinema Wars: The Courts Awaken

Published on 10 April 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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A review of two recent planning law cases relating to cinema schemes, looking at s73 applications and the role of development plan policies in managing competition.

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Permissions in Principle: a brave new planning world?

Published on 06 April 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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An overview of regulations relating to brownfield land registers and permission in principle including criteria for including land in a register and allocating it for housing development

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