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CASE: Planning and Environment

The NPPF and the Climate Crisis– Some Movement; and Opportunities for Local Design Codes

27.07.2021

While "climate change" appears four more times in the July 2021 NPPF than its predecessor, the update does not align national planning policy with the Net Zero obligation in the

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CASE: Planning and Environment

NPPF Plan-Making

27.07.2021

The key changes are to be found within paragraphs 11, 22, 128-129, 131 and Annex 1. The presumption in favour of sustainable development now includes an express reference to improving

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Article 4 Directions

27.07.2021

Amended guidance has been inserted in relation to Article 4 Directions - the mechanism by which local planning authorities are able to withdraw permitted development rights. Paragraph 53 now imposes

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Revised NPPF - Design

27.07.2021

National policy on design has been substantially strengthened in the revised Framework. Chapter 12 of the Framework. “Achieving well-designed places” has been significantly revised. New para 134 states bluntly

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Implications of the new NPPF for Development Management

27.07.2021

As stated at paragraph 218 of the new NPPF:   “The policies in this Framework are material considerations which should be taken into account in dealing with applications from the day

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CASE: Information Law

Tribunal hearing appeal of MPS’s decision to block access to information about possible investigation of journalists on national security and counter-terrorism grounds

09.07.2021

Stefania Maurizi, an Italian investigative journalist, will today continue her appeal before the First Tier Information Tribunal, part of her long-running battle for access to information from the Metropolitan Police

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Sizewell C issue specific hearing sessions commence

05.07.2021

Tomorrow, the Planning Inspectorate will begin to hear two weeks of evidence as part of their examination of a proposal by NNB Generation Company (SZC) Ltd for a Development Consent

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Alighting on serious risks: (1) Valero Logistic UK Ltd (2) Greenergy Terminals Ltd v Plymouth City Council [2021] EWHC 1792 (Admin)

02.07.2021

Today the Planning Court handed down judgment in an important judicial review concerning the correct approach of planning decision-makers in the context of sites presenting serious health and safety risks.

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CASE: Licensing, Property

Brentwood Borough Council suspends premises licence of Bloc 40 on Brentwood High Street until 20 August 2021

01.07.2021

Brentwood Borough Council has suspended the premises licence of Bloc 40 on Brentwood High Street until 20 August 2021. The Council has also modified the conditions of the premises licence with

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Inquiry concerning Cross-boundary Development Known as South West Milton Keynes concludes

28.06.2021

A 9 day multi-party planning inquiry concerning highway impacts on road networks in Milton Keynes has concluded. The South West Milton Keynes Consortium (comprised of Taylor Wimpey; Bellcross; Connolly Homes;

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