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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to introduce listeners to the planning system. It will explore the circumstances in which planning permission will be required and the steps to consider when applying for planning permission. It will consider the rules relating to imposition of planning conditions and planning obligations. It will also explain how a Local Planning Authority’s decision to either refuse or grant planning permission can be challenged.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand when one will need planning permission;
  • Be familiar with the procedure relevant to applying for planning permission;
  • Appreciate how planning applications will be determined;
  • Understand the rules relating to planning conditions;
  • Understand what planning obligations are and what they involve;
  • Understand how a LPA’s planning decision will be challenged.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • James v Brecon CC (1963) 15 P&CR 20;
  • Newbury [1981] AC 578;
  • Porter [2003] UKHL 26;
  • Skerritts of Nottingham [2000] 2 PLR102;
  • Thames Heliport Ltd [1997] JPL 448;
  • Thurrock [2001] EWHC Admin 128;
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

In this podcast Reuben Taylor, a specialist planning barrister from Landmark Chambers gives an overview of the Planning System.

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