Planning Law Update - February 2020

There have been several interesting technology judgments this month, including that a Facebook post was sufficient evidence to prove that a lagoon was immune from enforcement action. In addition, PINS decided that it was the collecting authority's (CA's) responsibility to ensure that a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) liability notice was correctly served via email. In other news, on 30 January 2020, the Environment Bill 2019-20 was introduced to the House of Commons and given its first reading. The Bill introduces a mandatory requirement for biodiversity net gain in the planning system. We update below on recent planning law changes:

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