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Useful new interpretative guidance on s119 of the Highways Act has been given by the High Court in the case of The Open Spaces Society v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

United Kingdom - June 4 2020 Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 gives a ‘relevant - order making authority’ (in practice, most of…

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

United Kingdom - May 19 2020 On 24 April 2020, the new Local Authorities (Coronavirus) Meetings (Wales) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/442) (the ‘Regulations’) came into force. These…

Permitted Development Rights - the importance of obtaining prior approval

United Kingdom - April 22 2020 A temporary permitted development right (Class O) for the change of use from office (Class B1(a)) to residential (Class C3) was introduced in May…

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

United Kingdom - April 17 2020 On 4 April 2020, the new Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel…

COVID-19: Permitted development rights allow pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways

United Kingdom - March 24 2020 The Prime Minister’s announcement that the public should stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus is having a far-reaching effect on the…