Planning Law Update - March 2020

With Brexit now on the backburner, attention has turned towards other important developments. This month, there was a Supreme Court Case which confirmed that when assessing “openness” in the NPPF, it is not necessary to consider visual impact. Meanwhile, the Court of Appeal held time for service of a notice under Schedule 2A of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1981 began to run when a notice to treat, served under section 5, was delivered to the address of the holder of the interest, not when the holder of that interest had knowledge of it. In other news, the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission published its long-awaited final report, whilst Public Health England published guidance to provide practical support for LPA's promoting healthier lifestyles within the local community. We update below on recent planning law changes.

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