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St. Modwen wins consent for 15-hectare Derby industrial scheme

St. Modwen wins consent for 15-hectare Derby industrial scheme

Developer St. Modwen has won permission for a new 15-hectare industrial and storage park to complete the regeneration of the area around Derby's Pride Park stadium, after the city council agreed to cut the contributions it wanted towards a road upgrade.

How the withdrawal agreement makes it easier for UK courts to overturn EU planning case law

How the withdrawal agreement makes it easier for UK courts to overturn EU planning case law

A clause in the current withdrawal agreement bill would allow all UK courts to diverge from European case law, which legal experts say could have major implications for planning and prompt legal uncertainty.

Somerset man sent to prison for third time over planning breach

Somerset man sent to prison for third time over planning breach

A landowner has been given a 12-month prison sentence for continuing to breach a court order related to an illegally-sited caravan in Somerset, the third time he has been sent to jail for the matter.

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Development Management Answers: does break constitute 'abandonment'?

Q A property owner submits a lawful development certificate application for a large house in multiple occupation (HMO). To secure the certificate, he must be able to prove that the building has been in continuous HMO use for more than ten years...

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The biggest enforcement penalties in 2019

The biggest enforcement penalties in 2019

Once again, the highest enforcement penalties this year totalled hundreds of thousands of pounds, and in one case more than a million. But the bulk of payouts are won by a handful of boroughs.

Ten significant messages from court judgments in 2019

Ten significant messages from court judgments in 2019

We summarise the key rulings that have shed light on the courts' interpretation of a range of planning policy and practice issues over the past year.

The top ten appeal and call-in decisions of 2019

The top ten appeal and call-in decisions of 2019

We summarise the ten most frequently downloaded decisions from the COMPASS online appeals database during 2019.

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Legal Viewpoint: No magic bullets but plenty of freedom on green belt review

Legal Viewpoint: No magic bullets but plenty of freedom on green belt review

The High Court challenge on the Guildford Local Plan, heard by Sir Duncan Ouseley QC at the end of 2019, crystallises justifications for plan-led green belt release where there is political will to meet housing needs.

Legal Viewpoint: Tribunal ruling on retail case tests scope of legal privilege

Legal Viewpoint: Tribunal ruling on retail case tests scope of legal privilege

In a recent case involving competing retail proposals in Yorkshire, the Information Rights Tribunal considered disclosure of instructions to counsel in the context of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Legal Viewpoint: How infrastructure levy can bite on relatively modest developments

Legal Viewpoint: How infrastructure levy can bite on relatively modest developments

The Court of Appeal has considered some of the nuts and bolts of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime for the first time. The facts illustrate the potential jeopardy faced by developers from provisions that are complex and, at their core, still open to varying interpretations.