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Local authority discretion to refuse to determine retrospective planning applications

United Kingdom - March 5 2015 Under section 70C of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (introduced by the Localism Act 2011), local authorities can decline to determine a…

Greaves v Boston Borough Council

United Kingdom - January 26 2015 In the recent case of Greaves v Boston Borough Council, the High Court was asked to consider the legality of a noise condition which was claimed to…

Deregulating short term lets of London homes

United Kingdom - January 26 2015 The Deregulation Bill contains wide-ranging measures aimed to ease regulatory burden and bureaucracy. As currently drafted, these measures include…

Vacant building credit

United Kingdom - January 19 2015 Having had a few conversations last week about this recent policy initiative and how to calculate the credit, I was pleased to see that Norwich City…

When does combining residential units require planning permission?

United Kingdom - January 15 2015 Section 55 of the TCPA 1990 expressly provides that converting a single dwellinghouse to create two or more dwellinghouses will result in a material…