The Practical Lawyer

Planning and environment

Environmental Damage – Regs

The Environmental Damage Regs 2009 came into force on 1 March.

The Regs cover ‘environmental damage’ done to (i) water, (ii) land, or (iii) protected species, natural habitats, or SSSIs.

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Planning – ‘nuisance’?

Does the grant of planning permission act as a bar to nuisance proceedings? In other words, if a developer obtains planning permission, can he then assume that the permitted activity cannot be challenged by neighbours via a nuisance claim?

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Planning – commencement

In a declining property market, developers will want to preserve existing planning permissions but not necessarily fully implement them.

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