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The "exclusivity principle" in a planning context
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

EMEA legal insights bulletin
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Azerbaijan, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2015

It is forecast that seven of the top 10 countries in terms of GDP growth within the next decade will be from Africa. But this growth is wholly

Highway to hell - what happens if a local authority search is incorrect?
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 29 2015

In a recent case (Chesterton Commercial (Oxon) Ltd v Oxfordshire County Council 2015 EWHC 2020 (Ch)) the High Court held that a local authority was

Housing and Planning Bill - starter homes
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 9 2015

Chapter 1 of the Bill is clear as to its intentions: “The purpose of this Chapter is to promote the supply of starter homes in England.” A starter

Another chapter: compulsory purchase reforms proposed by the Housing and Planning Bill
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2015

Calls for compulsory purchase reform go back over ten years and more. Some changes to make it easier for local authorities to purchase land

Restrictive covenants: can a local authority enforce a covenant preventing development for which it has granted planning permission?
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

Public disclosure of confidential information provided to public authorities
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

A recent ruling of the First-Tier Tribunal highlights the risk that information provided to public authorities may be made public. The case of London

Crystal Palace in Europe causes changes to EIA regulations
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 6 2008

One objective of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive was to ensure that Local Planning Authorities have information about significant impacts which any development would have on the environment

All about appropriate appropriation
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 28 2015

This post looks at the importance of local authorities engaging in a conscious deliberative process when appropriating land for a particular purpose

A short term solution to a long term problem
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • April 10 2014

I recently challenged a Local Authority's refusal to accept a client's homeless application. The client has a young child and had been staying