Jul 23, 2021
Supreme Court to rule on liability of claimant for costs of other parties in statutory and JR cases where challenge refused at permission stage
The Supreme Court will next week (30 July) hand down its ruling in a dispute over whether a claimant in statutory and judicial review cases who is unsuccessful at the permission stage should be liable for the costs of multiple other parties, including respondents and interested parties.
Jul 22, 2021
Select committee calls on Government to pause any further extensions of permitted development rights pending review
The Government should pause any further extensions of permitted development rights (PDRs) for change of use to residential and conduct a review of the role of such PDRs in the wider planning system, MPs have said.
Jul 21, 2021
Council repaid £59,000 owed after eight-year dispute over "unsightly clutter" in garden and illegal extension
Buckinghamshire Council has been repaid £59,000 after its planning enforcement team secured the clear up of unsightly clutter and removal of an illegal extension in the garden of a property in High Wycombe.
Jul 20, 2021
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has issued a revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework and a new National Design Code.
Jul 19, 2021
Parent succeeds on all six grounds in judicial review challenge over grant of planning permission for site next to school for special educational needs
The parent of a child who attends a Special Educational Needs school has won a judicial review challenge over Thanet Council’s grant of planning permission for an adjacent site.
Jul 16, 2021
Government promises enhanced CPO regime and new permitted development rights in High Street improvement programme
The government has announced a range of measures aimed at improving high streets including new powers for councils to compulsorily purchase empty properties, changes to licensing laws and a new permitted development right to enable retail premises to be converted into residential housing.
Jul 15, 2021
City council threatened with legal challenge over permission for 2,400 homes on former Green Belt land
A charity has threatened Coventry City Council with a judicial review challenge over its grant of planning permission for a 2,400-home development at Eastern Green.
Jul 13, 2021
Review to be held of Planning Inspectorate enforcement workload in drive to increase referrals to mediation
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is engaging on a ‘Pathfinder’ initiative with the Planning Inspectorate to review its current enforcement workload to identify which appeals could be referred to mediation.
Jul 13, 2021
Government to review Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regime in bid to halve process time for some projects
The Government has launched an operational review of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime with the aim of some projects going through the process in up to half the time than at present.
Jul 07, 2021
The self-build exemption from the community infrastructure levy (CIL) does not apply where a development lacks planning permission, the High Court has found.