Planning & Environmental Law

10/05/2018 - Revised National Planning Policy Framework.

Consultation on the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework.
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18/05/2016 - CLLS Response on Starter Homes Regulations Technical Consultation

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17/05/2016 - CPO consultation response - May 2016

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15/04/2016 - Consultation on Upward Extensions in London

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15/04/2016 - Response to the technical consultation on implementation of planning changes

The Law Society and City of London Law Society Planning & Environmental Law Committees Joint Response to the Technical Consultation on Implementation of Planning Changes
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09/12/2015 - Costs Protection in Environmental Claims Consultation

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09/12/2015 - Further submissions to the Public Bill Committee on the Department for Communities and Local Government's Technical Consultation on Planning

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26/11/2015 - Submissions on the Housing and Planning Bill

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02/12/2014 - Response to English Heritage and Design Council Consultation on Revised Tall Buildings Advice

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13/10/2014 - Response to the DCLG’s Technical Consultation on Planning

The consultation put forward a range of proposals, which DCLG stated would “further improve the planning system and build upon the improvements we have already made”. The Committee submitted a detailed response to the consultation questions.
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15/09/2014 - Response to the English Heritage consultation on Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning

The consultation invited views on several “Historic Environment Good Practice Advice Notes”, namely notes on “The Historic Environment in Local Plans”, “Decision-Taking in the Historic Environment” and “The Setting of Heritage Assets”. The purpose of the notes was described as being to assist local planning authorities, planning and other consultants, owners, applicants and other interested parties in implementing historic environment policy in the National Planning Policy Framework and the related guidance given in the Planning Practice Guidance, recently published by the Government. In its submission, the Committee stated that it viewed the amalgamation of English Heritage’s advice into one source as a positive step. The Committee also noted that, as much of the advice had been previously published, it had no particular concerns in respect of the contents, and that the submission responded only to the questions raised. The submission went on to respond in detail to the consultation questions.
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20/08/2014 - Response to DECC’s Consultation on Proposal for Underground Access for the Extraction of Gas, Oil or Geothermal Energy

The consultation sought views on proposals to reform the procedure for gaining underground access to oil or gas deposits and geothermal energy. The submission, which was made mainly in relation to oil and gas drilling, responded to the questions in the consultation paper. It also noted generally that, in light of the Government’s policy decision to promote such exploration, the Members of the Committee were in favour of the proposed solution set out in the consultation paper. In conclusion, the Committee urged the Government to adopt the clear proposals in the Consultation Paper in order to remove one of the inappropriate hurdles, which currently presents delays and ambiguity in the consent process for on-shore exploration and extraction of both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons.
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16/01/2014 - Written evidence provided to the Environmental Audit Select Committee regarding its Inquiry into Invasive Species

The inquiry concerns the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species, particularly Japanese Knotweed. It called for the introduction of clear guidance on the legislation surrounding Japanese Knotweed, as well as for a change in existing legislation to plug the gap between lenders and borrowers.
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21/11/2013 - Response to Defra green paper on biodiversity off-setting in England

The consultation document, “Biodiversity Offsetting in England”, set out options for the Government’s proposed biodiversity offsetting system and posed questions about how the system may best operate. The Committee’s submission in response set out answers to the specific consultation questions, including noting that the Committee considers that there is merit in the introduction of a biodiversity off-setting system to work alongside the planning system, and that it broadly agrees with the Government’s objectives for the system and the proposed characteristics of the system.
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05/11/2013 - Response to the Ministry of Justice consultation paper Judicial Review: Proposals for further reform

The consultation invited views on potential measures for the further reform of judicial review, and followed on from the Government’s earlier judicial review consultation, which closed in January 2013. The Committee’s response was concerned solely with those questions in the Consultation Paper that immediately concern the planning & environmental law practitioners who make up the membership of the Committee. In general, the Committee described the Ministry of Justice’s further set of proposals for the reform of Judicial Review as premature, considering that the results of the earlier reforms introduced in July 2013 through the Civil Procedure (Amendment No 4) Rules 2013 (SI 2012/1412), and similarly the planning fast-track procedure introduced by the Administrative Court, have yet to be properly assessed.
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20/09/2013 - Response to Defra Consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for England

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23/05/2013 - Press Release - CLLS responds to Law Commission Rights to Light Consultation

Press Release - CLLS responds to Law Commission Rights to Light Consultation
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23/05/2013 - Joint CLLS Land Law Committee and CLLS Planning & Environmental Law Committee

Joint CLLS Land Law Committee and CLLS Planning & Environmental Law Committee response to Law Commission consultation paper on Rights to Light
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24/01/2013 - Response to MoJ consultation: Judicial Review: proposals for reform

Response to MoJ consultation: Judicial Review: proposals for reform
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17/01/2013 - Response to DCLG paper: Planning Performance and the Planning Guarantee

Response to DCLG paper: Planning Performance and the Planning Guarantee
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07/01/2013 - Response to DCLG consultation: Nationally significant infrastructure planning:

Response to DCLG consultation: Nationally significant infrastructure planning: extending the regime to business and commercial projects
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07/01/2013 - Response to DCLG consultation: Nationally significant infrastructure planning

Response to DCLG consultation: Nationally significant infrastructure planning - expanding and improving the one-stop-shop approach for consents
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13/12/2012 - Response to the Technical Review of Planning Appeal Procedures

Response to the Technical Review of Planning Appeal Procedures
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08/11/2012 - Planning and Environmental Law Committee response to Defra document, Habitats

Planning and Environmental Law Committee response to Defra document, Habitats Directive: consultation on draft guidance on the application of Article 6(4)
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08/10/2012 - Response to DCLG consultation on Renegotiation of Section 106 planning

Response to DCLG consultation on Renegotiation of Section 106 planning obligations
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18/01/2012 - Response to DECC Consultation

Response to DECC Consultation "The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation"
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22/12/2011 - Response to DCLG consultation “Community Infrastructure Levy: Detailed proposals

Response to DCLG consultation “Community Infrastructure Levy: Detailed proposals and draft regulations for reform” (questionnaire)
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22/12/2011 - Response to DCLG consultation “Community Infrastructure Levy: Detailed proposals

Response to DCLG consultation “Community Infrastructure Levy: Detailed proposals and draft regulations for reform” (covering note)
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19/10/2011 - Response to Defra

Response to Defra "Consultation on a Draft National Policy Statement for Hazardous Waste"
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17/10/2011 - Response to the DCLG consultation on the Draft National Planning Policy

Response to the DCLG consultation on the Draft National Planning Policy Framework
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31/08/2011 - Response to DCLG issue paper on how change of use is handled in the planning

Response to DCLG issue paper on how change of use is handled in the planning system
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30/06/2011 - Response to DCLG consultation questionnaire on the relaxation of the planning

Response to DCLG consultation questionnaire on the relaxation of the planning rules for change of use from business to residential
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15/03/2011 - Response to DEFRA Consultation on Changes to the Contaminated Land Regime

Response to DEFRA Consultation on Changes to the Contaminated Land Regime under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
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29/07/2010 - Response to DCLG Consultation on Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions

Response to DCLG Consultation on Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions
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21/06/2010 - CLLS Response to CLG Consultation on New Policy Document for Planning Obligation

CLLS Response to CLG Consultation on New Policy Document for Planning Obligations
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18/02/2010 - Response to DECC Consultation on National Policy Statements for Energy

Response to DECC Consultation on National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure
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15/02/2010 - Response to DFT Consultation on Developing a Ports National Policy Statement

Response to DFT Consultation on Developing a Ports National Policy Statement
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07/12/2009 - Response to the DCLG consultation, Improving Permitted Development

Response to the DCLG consultation, Improving Permitted Development
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07/12/2009 - Response to DCLG consultation on Detailed Proposals and Draft Regulations

Response to DCLG consultation on Detailed Proposals and Draft Regulations for the Introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy
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28/11/2009 - Response to consultation on the Policy Statement on Regional Strategies

Response to consultation on the Policy Statement on Regional Strategies and Guidance on the establishment of Leaders' Boards
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22/10/2009 - New Planning Policy on Development and Coastal Change

New Planning Policy on Development and Coastal Change
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17/09/2009 - Response to Consultation on the Possible Release of a Biocontrol Agent to

Response to Consultation on the Possible Release of a Biocontrol Agent to Control Japanese Knotweed
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15/09/2009 - Response to Consultation on Adaptation Reporting Power in the Climate Change Act

Response to Consultation on Adaptation Reporting Power in the Climate Change Act 2008
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14/09/2009 - Response to Draft GDPO 2009 and LB Regulations 2009

Response to Draft GDPO 2009 and LB Regulations 2009
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05/08/2009 - Response to CLG consultation paper on greater flexibility for planning

Response to CLG consultation paper on greater flexibility for planning permissions
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02/07/2009 - Comments on Application of the CRC to Private Equity Funds

Comments on Application of the CRC to Private Equity Funds
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25/02/2009 - Japanese Knotweed: Response to HM Revenue & Customs Technical Note dated 24

Japanese Knotweed: Response to HM Revenue & Customs Technical Note dated 24 November 2008 on changes to Land Remediation Relief
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12/11/2008 - Response to Consultation on Revised Waste Exemptions

Response to Consultation on Revised Waste Exemptions
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11/11/2008 - Response to consultation on Planning for a Better London

Response to consultation on "Planning for a Better London"
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14/10/2008 - Response re Proposed Changes to Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning for Town

Response re Proposed Changes to Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning for Town Centres
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27/05/2008 - Response to DEFRA's Second Consultation on the Implementation of the Environment

Response to DEFRA's Second Consultation on the Implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive
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26/05/2008 - UKELA response to DEFRA's Second Consultation on the Implementation

UKELA response to DEFRA's Second Consultation on the Implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive
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19/02/2008 - Response to Consultation on Streamlining Local Development Frameworks

Response to Consultation on Streamlining Local Development Frameworks
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18/02/2008 - Response to Wildlife and Countryside Act Review

Response to Wildlife and Countryside Act Review
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18/02/2008 - Response to draft Mayor of London Order 2008 and Strategic Planning in London

Response to draft Mayor of London Order 2008 and Strategic Planning in London
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24/01/2008 - Joint City of London Law Society and Law Society Planning Bill Committee Commons

Joint City of London Law Society and Law Society Planning Bill Committee Commons Briefing No.2
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16/01/2008 - Joint Law Society and CLLS briefing on selected amendments to the Planning Bill

Joint Law Society and CLLS briefing on selected amendments to the Planning Bill
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16/01/2008 - CLLS response to proposed amendments to Town and Country Planning

CLLS response to proposed amendments to Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999
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16/01/2008 - Annex to CLLS response to proposed amendments to Town and Country Planning

Annex to CLLS response to proposed amendments to Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999
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24/10/2007 - Response to Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Section 237 of the Town and

Response to Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
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23/10/2007 - Response to Consultation on EU Soil Framework Directive (Part II)

Response to Consultation on EU Soil Framework Directive (Part II)
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23/10/2007 - Response to Consultation on EU Soil Framework Directive (Part 1)

Response to Consultation on EU Soil Framework Directive (Part 1)
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