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Planning

This section explains how the planning process has changed. It will take you through what planning permission is required and how planning is enforced. It looks at the typical searches you require to identify planning applications relating to the property and surrounding area. Relevant case studies show why it is important to consider planning for every transaction.

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Planning – The Basics

Under the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, a ‘development’ needs planning…

Simon Boyle 23 mins
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Planning – Recent Changes to Planning Policy and Law

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was first implemented in 2012 and was designed to…

Simon Boyle 11 mins
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Planning – Using Planning Information and Reports

In order to identify planning applications, there are a number of searches which can be…

Simon Boyle 15 mins
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Which Report? – Part 1: Managing Risk in Property Transactions

Deciding which report to use for a specific transaction can be difficult, as each report…

Mark Taylor 12 mins
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Which Report? – Part 2: The Environmental Reports

The Law Society Contaminated Land Practice Note understands that you are not required to be…

Mark Taylor 6 mins
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