Monthly Archives: January 2020

A conflict situation

A judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal towards the end of last year confirmed that the variation of a condition under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 must not result in conflict with the original description of development (Finney v Welsh Ministers [2019]).

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For its own sake

In determining an appeal relating to the siting of three mobile homes in rural Berkshire (DCS Number 400-024-202) an inspector has confirmed that, although we no longer seek to protect the countryside “for its own sake”, there are stretches which are worthy of protection from development even though they carry no designation.

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Inside information

In allowing an appeal against the refusal of prior approval for conversion of a light industrial unit in west London to eight flats an inspector has determined that “gross floor area” in Class PA of the GPDO does include internal areas such as staircases but does not include external walls (DCS Number 400-024-102).

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