Planning Law Update - January 2020

The month of December was somewhat quiet, most likely due to the distraction of the General Election. However, we saw many new PINS decisions this month including the change of use from a field to a residential garden being classed as appropriate development in the green belt.

In another decision, a 'detached' house was considered to be a 'terraced house' for the purposes of Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 as it was linked to houses via the garages on either side. The key update from the Queen's speech was the announcement of the Planning White Paper that will be published in the next few months. 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.