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Court of Appeal case provides guidance on application of NPPF paragraph 11(d)

We look at the tilted balance, the facts of Paul Newman New Homes Ltd v MHCLG [2021] EWCA Civ 15 and highlight key practical points arising from the case

09 February 2021

Listed building enforcement: a new appeal consideration

The recent Supreme Court case of Dill looks to the heart of listed building protection, giving new guidance on whether something is a ‘building’
09 June 2020

Permitted Development Rights - the importance of obtaining prior approval

This article considers recent decisions relating to Class O permitted development which highlight that prior approval should be sought before undertaking works.
22 April 2020

COVID-19: New Regulations enable local authorities to meet and vote remotely

New Coronavirus Regulations assist local authorities to continue making decisions as rules are relaxed with regards to physical presence at meetings
17 April 2020

Town and village green law: Supreme Court decision on ‘statutory incompatibility’

Overview of a lifeline from the Supreme Court to help save land held for statutory purposes being registered as a town or village green
17 February 2020

Greater controls proposed for short-term lets in Scotland

An overview of the Scottish Government’s proposals for increased regulation of commercial short term lettings like Airbnb
23 January 2020

Consenting for electricity storage – latest proposals

Government is proposing most electricity storage projects are consented by local authorities and not as nationally significant infrastructure projects
24 October 2019

Air quality - a deciding factor in determination of housing developments

Local planning authorities may need to take air quality into account when taking decisions. Developers should properly consider air quality in their proposals and offer effective mitigation if needed
21 October 2019

Biodiversity Net Gain – what are the key features?

The government is to introduce a requirement for development to deliver 'biodiversity net gain'. Here is an overview for local authorities, landowners and developers

05 September 2019

Proposals for permitted development rights to support 5G rollout

Industry operators, local authorities and landowners: we highlight government’s proposals in its consultation on permitted development rights to support the 5G roll out

05 September 2019

Are the recent changes to Permitted Development rights welcome?

Further conversions to offices and dwellings have recently been permitted. However, the Raynsford Review and the TCPA’s Healthy Homes Bill question the growing scope of permitted development rights
15 August 2019

What is the latest on Five Year Housing Land Supply?

New planning policy guidance and court cases about the interpretation of five-year housing land supply within the National Planning Policy Framework

14 August 2019
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