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Nuisance by overlooking?

04th March 2019, by Tom Mills

In a much-anticipated case involving the Tate Modern gallery and several high-value neighbouring apartments in Southwark, the High Court has given its view on whether an invasion of privacy can cause a common law nuisance.

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The Rosewell Review - what does this mean for planning appeal inquiries?

25th February 2019, by Robin Barnes

Anyone who's had the misfortune to appeal a planning decision will be aware just how long the process takes. The average time taken for an inspector-decided case is 47 weeks, with those cases decided by the Secretary of State (SoS) taking even longer. On 22 June 2018 the Government launched an independent review of planning appeal inquiries, with the aim of improving the procedure and reducing the time it takes to get a determination.

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CIL Reform - open for consultation

18th January 2019

CIL is a flat rate charge that local authorities may choose to set and which is designed to help fund local and sub-regional infrastructure. CIL is charged on development which creates net additional floorspace (gross internal area) of 100 square metres or more, or creates a whole new dwelling. It was introduced through the Planning Act 2008 with the hope that it would provide for a more efficient system than local authorities negotiating planning obligations on a ‘case-by case’ basis.

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The principles of selection for Listed Buildings - how have they changed?

11th January 2019

Under Section 1 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, the Secretary of State (SoS) is compelled to compile or approve a list of buildings which meet the criteria of "special architectural or historic interest". Government guidance then aims to define precisely what features constitute "special architectural or historic interest".

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