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Permitted Development Rights – April 2016 amendments (Mineral PD rights)

I blogged earlier this week about the changes to permitted development rights being brought in by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016. In that blog I reported on rights to enable further changes of use to dwellinghouses from offices, launderettes and light industrial uses. This blog considers the changes being … Continue Reading

The Queen’s Speech 2015: Planning

The Queen’s Speech was delivered today, the 27th May 2015, at the State Opening of Parliament.  The Conservative Government have set out their agenda for this Parliamentary session including a total of 26 Bills.  The main issues of relevance to those of us working in planning are as follows: (i) Onshore Wind Farms and NSIPs The manifesto commitment … Continue Reading

Planning Consultation updates – March 2015

In a written statement to Parliament on 5 March 2015 Brandon Lewis MP outlined further updates to the planning system being addressed by the Coalition Government. Three of the main issues noted in the written statement were the release of two Government responses to consultation and the announcement of a new consultation on changes to permitted development rights for … Continue Reading

The Infrastructure Act 2015: NSIPs, Conditions and Fracking

The Infrastructure Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015. It is a wide ranging Act in 8 Parts with 7 Schedules. I have focused on three areas of the Act: NSIP changes, Deemed discharge of planning conditions and Rights to access land for shale gas and oil extraction and geothermal energy. Part 5 is … Continue Reading