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All Change for Judicial Review in Planning

June 14th, 2013 by Louise Humphreys

From 1 July 2013, in respect of any decision under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation) Act 1990, the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 or the Planning (Consequential Provisions) Act 1990 the ... continue reading...


Sex Entertainment Venue Licensing - Discretion & Reasons

March 20th, 2013 by Louise Humphreys

In a judgment that will be of great assistance to licensing authorities, the High Court has recently dismissed an application for judicial review against a refusal to grant a Sex Entertainment Venue licence for a lapdancing venue in a rural location. ... continue reading...


S106 Agreement Re-negotiations

March 1st, 2013 by Louise Humphreys

On 28 February 2013 new regulations came into force which altered the scope of section 106A(3) of the Town and County Planning Act 1990 - which allows a landowner/developer to apply to the local planning authority for the modification or discharge of ... continue reading...


Limiting Judicial Reviews

December 3rd, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Over recent years, the number of Judicial Reviews has risen steeply and the Prime Minister has announced an intention to try to limit the number of cases by reducing the time limit by which an application has to be lodged and by charging more for the ... continue reading...


Changes to Enforcement Notice Appeal Fees

November 30th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

On 22 November 2012 Statutory Instrument 2012 No.2920, The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 came into force. A change introduced by the new Regulations direct ... continue reading...


Consultation on Speeding up Planning Appeal Procedures

November 5th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has launched a consultation on proposals to speed up planning appeal procedures, including through the introduction of an expedited 'commercial appeals service'. The DCLG said the aim of the ... continue reading...


Planning Inspectorate Reinstates Compensation Scheme for Costs Caused by its Errors

August 31st, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The Planning Inspectorate has reintroduced an ex gratia compensation scheme for costs caused by its errors, including the redetermination of appeals following High Court challenges. The practice of making ex gratia payments was well-known within the ... continue reading...


Dangerous Dogs - Breed Specific Legislation

July 16th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

If you are a Twitter user you cannot have failed to notice the tweets about Lennox and Belfast City Council. I do not propose to go into the rights or wrongs of that particular case, simply because I do not have all of the facts (rather than opinions ... continue reading...


More Tinkering with the Planning System Announced

July 6th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Planning Minister Greg Clark announced a new range of proposals yesterday which will tinker with the planning system. Amongst them was news that the Government seems to have finally abandoned its idea that planning fees should be set locally. Instea ... continue reading...


Changes to the Victim Surcharge

July 4th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Surcharge) Order 2012 (SI No. 2012/1696) comes into force on 1 October 2012 to change the amount of victim surcharge paid by a Defendant upon conviction. From 1 October 2012 the following provisions will apply: Offend ... continue reading...