Planning Law Update - July 2020

The Prime Minister's announcement on 30th June 2020 set out the government's intention to shake up the planning system. Freeths reported on these dramatic new changes earlier this month, to read our article please click here. Moving away from the governments proposed changes there has once again been very little planning legislation passed. 

Interesting case law decisions provide that drainage-related works constituted development and the implementation of the planning permission; and further an appeal case concluded that aesthetic considerations can be a valid basis for refusing consent to development proposals. In Community Infrastructure Levy appeal decisions personal circumstances will not be taken into account regarding CIL surcharges.

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