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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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Environmental Constraints-Air Quality

Jonas Beaugas, Senior Consultant for air and noise at ITPEngerised talks about air quality and…


CIL Deferral Scheme Update

“Speed, speed, speed” the Prime Minister was quoted saying when he announced of finding ways…

Stuart Tym 15 mins

Use Class Update

The recent changes to the classification scheme which came into force from 1st September 2020…

Planning – The Basics

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

Simon Boyle 23 mins

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

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

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

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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