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Welcome to the Planning Law Update – February 2021 In January, the Court of Appeal confirmed that the 56-day period for the determination of prior approval applications can be extended by an agreement. There was also an abundance of Planning Inspectorate decisions, including one in which it was held that there was no power to […]

The Court of Appeal recently decided in DB Symmetry v Swindon Borough Council & Another [2020] EWCA Civ 1331 to uphold the long imposed ban on planning conditions requiring dedication of land as a public highway without compensation. The case concerned a site known as the ‘New Eastern Villages’ in Swindon to the south of […]

October brought the closing date for submissions on the Government’s proposed significant reforms to the planning system and an extension to the methods of obtaining social housing relief and discretionary housing relief via the Community Infrastructure Levy. There have also been several new cases in the Courts this month, including a spotlight being held on […]

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