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A closer look at compulsory purchase orders

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 16 2012

The case of Edward Gardner Fox and others v The Scottish Ministers and Glasgow City Council concerned a compulsory purchase order (CPO) made in relation to a property in Glasgow

Restricting occupancy restrictions for housing

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 21 2011

The Chief Planner has written to all Heads of Planning in relation to the use of planning conditions imposing occupancy restrictions in housing developments

Eliminating the competition?

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 4 2011

The Court of Session in Dawn Developments v South Lanarkshire Council has held that a local planning authority's decision not to hear competing planning applications together does not amount to procedural unfairness

Changes to permitted development rights for planning

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 4 2011

The Scottish Government has recently announced that regulations will shortly be brought into force to amend and extend existing permitted development rights

New planning circular: the Crichel Down Rules

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 17 2011

Following on from its recent consultation, the Scottish Government has recently issued Circular 52011 setting out the non-statutory guidance known as the Crichel Down Rules

Flaw in negative screening opinion

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 15 2011

In Bateman v South Cambridgeshire District Council, it was held that a flaw in a local planning authority’s consideration of an EIA application invalidated a grant of planning permission

Hedge rage

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 14 2011

Plans to create new laws to tackle the “thorny” issue of neighbourly disputes over high hedges have been announced

Planning appeals: procedural slips and fair cracks of the whip

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 9 2011

The Court of Session has held in the recent decision of Bancon Developments Ltd v The Scottish Ministers that a failure to afford appellants in planning appeals an opportunity to respond to new evidence was contrary to natural justice and a breach of the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

When does a development begin?

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2011

The Court of Session in Doonin v Scottish Ministers has provided some useful guidance for developers and planning authorities as to when development has lawfully been “commenced”, which is a grey area in planning law

Important update on "planning obligations"

  • Morton Fraser
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • August 3 2011

Scotland's Chief Planner has written to all Scottish Planning Departments with an important update on the law and practice applicable to 'planning agreements', now known as 'planning obligations'