UK Planning Podcasts

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    Understanding planning law can often be an arduous process, not helped by the inter-relation of statute, planning policy and guidance, which can lead to complexities and uncertainties for developers, planning consultants and local planning authorities alike.

    We appreciate that a long and complex paper on planning law and policy is not always what you need.  We have therefore sought to approach the subject in a slightly different manner by preparing and presenting a number of podcasts of discrete areas of planning law and practice in a clear and simple manner.  Hopefully, developers, planning consultants, local planning authorities and any other person involved in the development industry will find these comments of use in some way.  We will continue to add new editions as time goes on.  Please by all means contact one of the team should you have any questions that arise from these recordings. 

    Condition or section 106 – In this recording we look into whether a planning condition or a section 106 agreement would be appropriate for a particular obligation.  This is a typical example of where legislation, policy and guidance each provide some assistance in this often misunderstood question.


    Enforcement periods -   The time periods for when a development becomes immune from enforcement is clearly of significant importance for landowners and local planning authorities alike.  In this presentation we consider the legislation and case law behind the 4 year and 10 year rule and the considerations in any Certificate of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development.


    Implementation of planning permissions – A failure to correctly implement a planning permission could result in the lapse of the said consent and enforcement action being ultimately brought against any unlawful operations.  The procedure behind implementation is accordingly of vital importance and we consider this in more depth within this recording.


    Section 106 – Parties – In this presentation we consider who should be party to a section 106 agreement.