Planning Law Update - April 2020

Since our previous update the Coronavirus outbreak has been at the forefront of most minds. For specific planning news relating to the outbreak and the impacts on the planning system, please see our Coronavirus update published at the beginning of April, which is being updated regularly. However in March, away from the coronavirus outbreak, the new Chancellor delivered the Spring Budget which although fairly quiet on planning announcements was followed by the publication of a new White Paper 'Planning for the Future' on 12 March. In terms of significant legal cases in March, the High Court considered whether a developer's liability to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy should be assessed on the basis that the development was taking place under a phased planning permission. In addition, a March PINS case held that a climbing frame was found to be a "building" for planning purposes. We update below on recent planning law changes

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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.