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Introducing “Planning Law Tea Break”, a series of short videos by Heather Sargent offering insight on planning, environmental and compulsory purchase law: www.planninglawteabreak.co.uk

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The videos can also be viewed directly on YouTube via the “Planning Law Tea Break” channel.

The first seven episodes are now available and cover the following:

  • Episode 1: an introduction to Planning Law Tea Break; discussion of Gladman v SSHCLG on the application of the tilted balance in the NPPF.
  • Episode 2: DCO applications – discussion of Sawkill v Highways England on powers to enter land to undertake surveys. 
  • Episode 3: compulsory purchase – discussion of the Upper Tribunal decision in SST v Curzon Park Ltd on certificates of appropriate alternative development. 
  • Episode 4: consistency in decision-making – discussion of recent High Court and Court of Appeal decisions. 
  • Episode 5: how to get to the “tilted balance”? Discussion of the Wavendon Properties, Paul Newman New Homes, Eastleigh BC and Monkhill 
  • Episode 6: Green Belt – discussion of R (o.a.o Samuel Smith Old Brewery) v North Yorks CC on openness and of Compton PC v Guildford BC on exceptional circumstances. 
  • Episode 7: Dill v SSHCLG on listed buildings; Mayor of London v SSHCLG on departures from statements of common ground; and Packham v SST on bringing judicial review claims “promptly”.
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