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Planning Law and Practice, Paperback / softback Book


Planning Law and Practice is a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Town and Country Planning Law providing an overview of the planning system and the latest policy and legislative changes including the impact of the National Planning Policy Framework.

The book summarises the core legal principles applicable to each stage of the planning process and is divided into six chapters covering the following main topics:* Planning in England and Wales: an overview of the planning system, its organisation and purpose* Is planning permission required? identifying permitted development, understanding operational development and material change of use, applying for Certificates of Lawfulness for Proposed Use and for Existing Use* Applications for planning permission: understanding Applications for planning permission: understanding the Local Development Plan, development in specially protected areas, the pre-application process, the form and content of applications, retrospective applications* How planning applications are determined: the Local Planning Authority's process from delegated decision-making to Committee decisions, Environmental Impact, Development Plan policies, supplementary planning guidance and material considerations, Planning Obligations (Community Infrastructure Levy and Unilateral Undertakings), Personal circumstances and private interests* The grant of planning permission: duration and effect of planning permissions, conditions and how they operate, how public rights of way affect grants of planning permission, the need for listed building consent, planning permission and interference with private rights (nuisance)* When planning permission is refused: When and how to appeal to the Secretary of State, the written representation procedure, Hearings, preparation for and appearance at Public Inquiries, the role of community groups, hearing and inquiry costs and how to avoid them, subsequent appeals to the High CourtPlanning Law and Practice will provide the non-specialist practitioner with a reliable and comprehensive map for navigating the planning system.

It seeks to highlight the main issues and potential pitfalls, giving up- to- date case commentary where useful.

This book will be invaluable for solicitors, barristers, legal executives, local government legal officers and planning officers.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Planning law
  • ISBN: 9780854901159

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