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Amy Cater

Posted 10 May 2018
by Amy Cater .

Phone Kiosk Applications Hit Record Levels

Hand using phone.

Last month the Planning Inspectorate (“PINs”) issued a statement that one of the main reasons for recent delays in the handling of appeals was due to the number of prior approval appeals they had received for phone kiosks. According to…

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Amy Cater

Posted 4 May 2018
by Amy Cater .

Community Infrastructure Levy – Two Recent Appeals

Construction Site

The Planning Inspectorate has published two appeals recently that again highlight the need for developers to submit their assumption of liability notices or commencement notices in good time or face surcharges. In the first appeal, the developer had carried out…

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Simon Catterall

Posted 21 September 2017
by Simon Catterall .

How far does a highway extend?

It may be surprising that there is no comprehensive statutory definition of a “highway”. Reliance is placed on case law and the common law definition – a way over which all members of the public have the right to pass…

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Simon Catterall

Posted 8 September 2017
by Simon Catterall .

Green Belt: openness is not what it appears

When considering applications for development in the green belt, local planning authorities are meant to ensure that substantial weight is given when considering potential harm to the green belt. Paragraph 79. of the National Planning Policy Framework states that one…

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