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The Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/749) [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

Section 108 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 provides for the payment of compensation in certain cases where planning permission for ... read more

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2012 (SI 2012/748) [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

This Order amends Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/418) in relation to permitted ... read more

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/637) [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

The Localism Act 2011 provided a new statutory regime for neighbourhood planning. These Regulations make provision in relation to that new regime. ... read more

The Localism Act 2011 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2012 (SI 012/628)
Published : 01 May 2012

This Order commences various provisions of the Localism Act 2011 (“the Act”). Article 2 of this Order brings into force on 9 March ... read more

The Standards Board for England (Abolition) Order 2012 (SI 2012/668) [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

This Order makes provision in connection with the abolition of the Standards Board for England (‘the Board’) on the abolition date ... read more

Village green – use as of right
Published : 01 May 2012

R (Barkas) v North Yorkshire CC 2011 EWHC 3653 (Admin)  In this case, a field had been used as a playing field since at least 1948. There ... read more

Right of way “for all purposes”
Published : 01 May 2012

Alford v Hannaford 2011 EWCA civ 1099  The buyer of agricultural land had the benefit of a right of way along a track “at all times ... read more

Audit Commission will reduce audit fees by 40 per cent [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

The Audit Commission has announced the proposed award of five-year audit contracts to four private firms starting from 2012/13 - contracts that ... read more

Significant cuts in audit fees for town and parish councils [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

The Audit Commission has announced cuts in audit fees for the country’s 9,800 smaller local public bodies - mostly parish and town councils ... read more

New planning powers continue to be a hit with communities [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

More than 100 communities eager to trial new rights that give local people powers to bring jobs and homes to their area and shape development ... read more

Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes human rights review
Published : 01 May 2012

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a landmark review of how well public authorities deliver human rights protection and promotion ... read more

Letter from the Local Government Association to the staff side of the NJC re wage arbitration
Published : 01 May 2012

When we met last week the National Employers informed you that they were unable to make a pay offer in response to your 2012 pay claim. The Trade ... read more

LGA poll finds support for high street powers
Published : 01 May 2012

The Local Government Association (LGA) has found that more than three quarters (76 per cent) of people want central government to give councils ... read more

Local authorities meet deadline for broadband plans [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

All local authorities except two have submitted initial broadband plans on time. North Tyneside and South Tyneside were the only local authorities ... read more

Review of dismissal procedures
Published : 01 May 2012

Proposals to examine the current dismissal process have been announced by the Government with the publication of a Call for Evidence. Ministers ... read more

Existing constituencies look-up feature
Published : 01 May 2012

The Boundary Commission for England has made available further information to help people make the most of the secondary consultation period ... read more

Results of Diamond Jubilee Civic Honours Competition announced
Published : 01 May 2012

The Government has announced the results of the Civic Honours competition in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Chelmsford, ... read more

New Community Led Planning Resources [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

ACRE’s new Community Led Planning Toolkit, which was launched last month, includes a range of different subject based resources that will ... read more

Budget 2012
Published : 01 May 2012

An additional £420 million to stimulate local economic growth has been announced by the Chancellor in the Budget. There will be additional ... read more

Government announces action to improve implementation of the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

A new cross-Government unit is to be set up to help developers deliver large infrastructure projects that promote sustainable development by ... read more

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