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COVID-19: Restaurant to takeaway use. Planning to do it?

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New legislation, allowing a change from restaurant use to takeaway, without applying for planning permission, is a vital lifeline to the restaurant sector, enabling it to adapt and stay afloat during the current unprecedented crisis. Previously a change of use from A3 or A4 to a takeaway would have required… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Planning permissions: Deemed discharge.

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At this critical time, when Local Planning Authorities (“LPAs”) are contending with the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, the deemed discharge provisions introduced in 2015, to reduce delays in the planning process are a valuable mechanism to secure approval of planning conditions without having to wait for a condition discharge… Continue reading →

Developers beware: New bill to protect grassroots music and other venues

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Developers would be advised to include details of proposals to protect residents from noise issues ahead of the Bill’s anticipated passage this summer, advises Anjana Ghosh.  This might include adequate sound proofing where there are existing music venues in the vicinity of a proposed residential development. What is an agent… Continue reading →

What do you mean I don’t need planning permission?

In the labyrinthine world of planning laws, there are certain provisions which allow you to change the use of the building without having to apply for planning permission. These are known as permitted development rights. You may have come across them in the context of the slightly controversial “office to… Continue reading →