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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...


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...


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...


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...


Community Infrastructure Levy Appeals

June 19th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Appeals can be made against all aspects of the CIL collection and enforcement system, from the CIL collection authority's calculation of the amount due to any enforcement actions it may take. This blog post focuses on appealing against the levy colle ... continue reading...


Documents revoked and replaced by The National Planning Policy Framework

April 19th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Planning Policy Statements / Guidance Date of Publication Planning Policy Statement 1: Delivering Sustainable Development 31 January 2005 Planning Policy Statement 1 Supplement: Planning and Climate Change 17 December 2007 Plann ... continue reading...


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...