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The "exclusivity principle" in a planning context

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 27 2011

The Court of Appeal has held that the service of a breach of planning condition notice is a "purely public" act, so the correct way of challenging such a notice is by way of judicial review proceedings

Planning permission granted during a local election ‘purdah period’ is upheld by the Court of Appeal

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 15 2008

A recent, unusual planning case involving Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has raised some interesting issues about decision making in local government around the time of local elections

A complete defence?

  • Guildhall Chambers
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 12 2012

The main advantage from the landlord’s point of view of an assured shorthold tenancy is that once the fixed term has expired possession can be recovered without having to establish any of the grounds set out in Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988

Case law update

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 31 2008

Blyth Valley Borough Council had adopted a 30 per cent affordable housing policy for all new developments in the borough providing ten or more homes

French law - no trust means no benefits

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • France, United Kingdom
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  • September 3 2010

A recent case illustrates the sort of unanticipated problem that can arise as a result of owning property abroad

Restrictive covenants: can a local authority enforce a covenant preventing development for which it has granted planning permission?

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 25 2008

A transfer of land in 2000 between Easington District Council and a private individual contained a covenant not to use the property other than as a coach depot and associated bungalow for residential use

Capital allowances and fixtures: is change good?

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 29 2011

On 31 May 2011 HMRC published a consultation document proposing changes to the capital allowances regime in relation to fixtures

R (on the application of Rapose) v Wandsworth LBC

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 19 2011

This was a judicial review of the defendant's decision to exercise its powers as a local planning authority under sections 178 and 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA

R (Weaver) v London & Quadrant (2009)

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 5 2009

In a majority ruling, the Appeal Court judges backed a High Court decision a year ago that housing associations are public bodies and susceptible to claims under the Human Rights Act

New definition of 'domestic violence'

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 9 2011

In yet another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has held that the definition of 'domestic violence' for the purposes of the Housing Act 1996, section 177 (homelessness) is not limited to violence involving physical contact, but also includes threatening or intimidating behaviour and any other form of abuse which, directly or indirectly, may give rise to the risk of harm