Planning Law Update - May 2019

May saw a large number of environmental updates ranging from the Environment Agency setting new goals to make England more resilient to flooding, the Natural Capital Committee published advice to the government on net environmental gain, soil management and marine management, and DEFRA evaluated the progress made within the first year of the 25 year Environment Plan whilst considering future landmarks they still need to reach. Meanwhile, a number of amendments have been made to permitted development rights and deemed advertisement consent, including a new class being created.

Developers will be interested in the Wiltshire Council case which clarifies the position of the registration of land as a town or village green. We update below on recent planning law changes. For any further details or advice, please contact a member of our Planning & Environment Group: Planning Team or Environment Team.

The content of this page is a summary of the law in force at the date of publication and is not exhaustive, nor does it contain definitive advice. Specialist legal advice should be sought in relation to any queries that may arise.

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