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1st Edition

Planning Law and Practice

ISBN 9781859417485
Published October 2, 2005 by Routledge-Cavendish
512 Pages

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Book Description

The law relating to town and country planning has a major impact upon the physical environment and affects private citizens, landowners and developers alike. This third  edition is a comprehensive text for students, practitioners and members of the general public on this difficult area of law.

Following the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the third edition of Planning Law and Practice contains a complete revision of plan-making and the control of development as well as incorporating recent case law. Together this provides up-to-date details of the operation of the current English planning system.

The successful format adopted in the first edition of this book, which was awarded the Gold Award for Best Reference Work by the Chartered Institute of Building in 1999, has been retained. Planning legislation is dealt with in the main chapters, while further chapters use relevant case law to amplify the sometimes complex statutory material. In addition, the book outlines other areas of land law such as European legislation, non-planning controls and public investment.

Table of Contents

Development of Planning Law and Practice.  Central and Local Government.  Development Plans.  Other Plans and Development Agencies.  Legal Challenges to the Plan.  Development.  Challenges: The Meaning of Development.  The Use Classes Order 1987.  Challenges to the Use Classes Order.  Town and Country Planning: General Permitted Development Order 1995.  Legal Challenges to the Content of the Town and Country Planning: General Permitted Development Order 1995.  Planning Applications.  Legal Challenges to the Consideration of Planning Applications.  The Nature and Scope of Planning Permission.  Planning Obligations.  Appeals Relating to Planning Applications.  Legal Challenges to the Secretary of State's Decision-Making.  Enforcement.  Enforcement Appeals and Legal Challenges.  Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas.  Legal Challenges to Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas.  Trees.  Case Law in Relation to Tree Preservation Orders and Compensation.  Advertisements.  Rural Areas.  Caravans and Caravan Sites.  Minerals and Waste Disposal.  Compulsory Purchase and Compensation.  European Legislation.  Public Involvement.  Non-Planning Controls

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As a University Senior Lecturer, the author has taught planning law in England and Malaysia to both postgraduate and undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines which require an understanding of the planning system. He is also involved in private practice as a planning and landscape consultant and has drawn heavily on his own experiences to provide a text that is up to date, practical and easily understood.


Awarded the Gold Award for Best Reference Work by the Chartered Institute of Building in 1999 for the first edition

'I have just finished reading your book Planning Law and Practice. I have found it an excellent read, it will definitely remain on my bookshelves as a work of reference and it has convinced me to seek your advice on a planning problem.' - J. A. McDonnell