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    Kelly Burns

    Posted 29 March 2019
    by Kelly Burns .

    Airbnb – a Planning minefield?

    Apartments

    Airbnb has quickly become a global success and so it is no surprise that many businesses and individuals are using the platform to rent out their properties as short-term lets. You may even be considering letting your home or second…

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    Kelly Burns

    Posted 6 December 2018
    by Kelly Burns .

    Can an Urn really be a Listed Building?

    Your initial reaction to the question of whether a chattel such as an urn could be a listed building may be “No”. You may think that only a bricks and mortar property could be listed. If that’s the case, you…

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    Amy Cater

    Posted 28 November 2018
    by Amy Cater .

    A Shake-up of Permitted Development Rights

    Building with a blue sky

    During the Autumn Budget, it was announced that the Government would be consulting on a number of proposed changes to the current system of permitted development rights. Permitted development rights allow you to undertake certain building works and changes of…

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    Simon Sanger-Anderson

    Posted 26 October 2018
    by Simon Sanger-Anderson .

    FOI – Whose Information is it Anyway?

    Town hall

    Parish Council’s steering group holds information on its behalf under Environmental Information Regulations 2004 despite absence of parish council control or contract (Information Commissioner). The Information Commissioner (IC) has determined that information possessed by a steering group created by a…

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    Amy Cater

    Posted 17 October 2018
    by Amy Cater .

    The Ombudsman’s Guide to Recording Planning Decisions

    More than 2,000 complaints are received each year by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (the “Ombudsman”) about Local Authority planning departments in England. One of the Ombudsman’s main reasons for upholding complaints is where a Local Planning Authority…

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