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National Planning Policy Framework

April 4th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Much has been written about the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) since its publication on 27 March 2012 consigning as it did practically the entire collection of Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPGs) & Planning Policy Statements (PPS) to the ... continue reading...


New Material in Written Representations Appeals - A Cautionary Tale

April 4th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The Court of Appeal - Ashley v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (29 March 2012) - has recently quashed a planning appeal decision because it considered that there was a breach of the rules of natural justice in the way in which ... continue reading...


Neighbourhood Planning Areas

March 23rd, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

With the upcoming commencement date for neighbourhood planning (6 April 2012), which will give local communities the power to plan and shape their neighbourhood, here's a brief look at how parished areas and non-parished areas can become designated a ... continue reading...


Planning in the Budget 2012

March 21st, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The following is taken from the Budget 2012 documents available from the HM Treasury website: The Government is reforming the planning system so that it supports growth. The Government will publish the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) by th ... continue reading...


Changes to the Tree Preservation Order Regime

March 20th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation)(England) Regulations 2012 will, subject to Parliament, come into effect on 6 April 2012. The new regulations will place all tree preservation orders (TPOs) onto the same footing and consolidate exist ... continue reading...


Enforcement Provisions under Localism Act Come into Effect

March 16th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Following the making of the Localism Act 2011 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2012, we now have confirmation that all of the enforcement provisions contained within the Localism Act 2011 will come into fo ... continue reading...


New Sentencing Council Guidelines - Allocation of Cases

March 6th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The Sentencing Council has published definitive guidelines on the allocation of cases. The guidelines will come into effect on 11 June 2012. Allocation concerns the decision of a Magistrates' Court as to whether it is appropriate that an offence whi ... continue reading...


Dangerous Dogs - Suspended Destruction Orders

February 28th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The case of R (Housego) v Canterbury Crown Court [2012] EWHC 255 (Admin) provides a timely reminder of the powers of the Court to make a suspended destruction order when dealing with dangerous dog cases under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. In this cas ... continue reading...


Updated DCLG Guidance on Planning Propriety Issues

February 21st, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Following the commencement of the predetermination provisions in the Localism Act 2011, the Department for Communities and Local Government has published an updated version of the planning propriety guidance. The new version replaces the Guidance on ... continue reading...


Localism Act 2011 - General Power of Competence In Force

February 20th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The Communities Secretary signed a Parliamentary Commencement Order at the weekend bringing into force the general power of competence under section 1 Localism Act 2001 for principal local authorities in England. The move comes as a response to Mr J ... continue reading...