Vying for Importance and Peculiarity – the rules relating to Restrictive Covenants, and those relating to Positive/Negative Covenants

Steven Gasztowicz QC Property & Planning 0 Comments

The rules relating to restrictive covenants have grown up over a period of 170 years, but are complex, and can at times be surprising. For example, on the sale of land a covenant may provide that no building shall be constructed, or alteration made to a building, without consent to the plans being first obtained from the vendor. When the …

Making representations to a planning committee

Richard Harwood OBE QC Property & Planning 2 Comments

Making representations to a planning committee The applicant, objectors and supporters may wish to make representations to a planning committee dealing with an application or another planning matter. This will usually be by writing to the committee members before the meeting or by speaking at the committee if the authority’s procedures allow for this. The best time to contact committee …

New Development Orders in England

Jenny Lank Property & Planning 0 Comments

New development orders will come into force in England from 15th April 2015: The Town and Country Planning Development Management Procedure (England) Order 2015 replaces the Town and Country Planning Development Management Procedure (England) Order 2010 The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 replaces the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 There are …

Publication Review: Planning Enforcement by Richard Harwood QC

Jenny Lank Property & Planning 0 Comments

Reviewed by Chris Bevan* for The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 2014 The image on the cover of this, the second edition of Richard Harwood QC’s leading text on “Planning Enforcement” depicting as it does a now infamous scene from the traveller site once situated at Dale Farm in Essex, paints a vivid and doubtless apt picture of the challenges and colour …

Statutory Nuisance, Third Edition

Jubriel Hanid Property & Planning

Statutory Nuisance, Third Edition Robert McCracken QC, Gregory Jones QC & James Pereira   How helpful are statutory nuisance laws? Statutory nuisance remedies were intended to be speedy, cheap and readily accessible to ordinary people, but most recent news stories show that the complexities of recent laws and further technical difficulties have led to cases becoming long, drawn out and …

Environmental Impact Assessments – size matters

Hugh Dixon Property & Planning

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), which are required in large-scale planning applications, are supposed to ensure that planning decisions take into consideration the environmental effects of any significant development. Recently, though, some people have been asking whether some environmentally damaging developments are slipping through the net. The EIA regime that operates in the UK is based on EU law. The first …

Nearly 10 years on from the Land Registration Act 2002, adverse possession remains a lively topic of litigation at all levels

Hugh Dixon Property & Planning

Adverse Possession, Second Edition Click here for more information and to purchase this title. Reports of the death of adverse possession have been greatly exaggerated Nearly 10 years on from the Land Registration Act 2002, adverse possession remains a lively topic of litigation at all levels, according to Stephen Jourdan QC and Oliver Radley-Gardner authors of the newly updated Adverse …