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Development Management Procedure Order

October 1st, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

The Development Management Procedure Order (DMPO) takes over today (1 October 2010) from the General Development Procedure Order (GDPO). Follow the link to download a copy of our quick comparison guide between the two orders - GDPO - DMPO Comparison ... continue reading...

"Persons aggrieved" & s288 Town and Country Planning Act

September 15th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

With the number of court cases proliferating on the issue of who is or is not a "person aggrieved" for the purposes of s288, a useful summary of the principles and relevant considerations in light of the authorities appears in the recent case of Asht ... continue reading...

Yet more change to the planning system

September 15th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

DCLG has recently announced further changes to the planning system with a number of statutory instruments having been laid before Parliament all of which will come into force on 1 October 2010. Statutory Instrument No. 2134 / 2010 - The Town and Cou ... continue reading...

Cautionary tale of appealing against conditions

September 14th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

A recent appeal decision in Scotland provides a salutary lesson for anyone considering appealing against conditions imposed on a grant of planning permission. In the appeal case, the appellants had retrospectively applied for consent for the use of ... continue reading...

Race Equality and Planning Decisions

September 2nd, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

The first case to decide that local authorities must assess the likely impact of planning proposals in race equality terms may have gone relatively unnoticed, with people's focus firmly on the changes to the planning system coming from central govern ... continue reading...

House extensions in the green belt

August 27th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

In a recent planning appeal decision, a substantial extension to a house in the green belt was approved because an inspector concluded that a permitted development fallback amounted to very special circumstances. Local plan policy allowed for a 40% ... continue reading...

Minor material alterations and non-material changes to planning permissions

August 27th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

Following the introduction last year of the power to make non material changes to planning permissions (section 96A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990), it is important to appreciate the distinction between this and the ability to make minor m ... continue reading...