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Landmark Chambers and Herbert Smith Freehills will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 5pm – 6pm.

Places will be complimentary and speakers include Neil Cameron QC – Chair (Landmark Chambers), The Rt. Hon. Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill (Landmark Chambers), Zack Simons (Landmark Chambers), Matthew White (Herbert Smith Freehills) and Annika Holden (Herbert Smith Freehills).

**This event will be hosted as a webinar. Participation is free of charge however, advance registration is required. Please note that participants will receive the joining instructions by email prior to the webinar.**



Wednesday 3rd February 2021


17:00 - 18:00




Free to attend




The UK planning code does not include an express statutory power to vary planning permissions, save for the very limited ability to make “non-material amendments” under section 96A of the 1990 Act.

In practice, variations are achieved using the power under section 73 of the 1990 Act to apply for a new planning permission without complying with conditions subject to which a previous permission was granted. But the cracks in this make-do-and-mend approach have grown wider as a result of recent case law.

We will discuss the current state of the law on varying planning permissions, the impact of recent case law including Lambeth and Finney, explain the practical implications for developers, landlords, tenants and funders, and propose some possible ideas for reform.

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