Planning & environment

Administration fees are not planning obligations

It is now common practice for developers to simply cite the Oxfordshire County Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others ([2015] EWHC 186 (Admin)) case as providing justification as to why Councils’ / County Councils’ monitoring / administration fees are not justified and, therefore, should not be paid. However, I believe that this blanket approach is incorrect.

Enterprise and regulatory reform bill 2012 - 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-2013 was published on 23 May 2012. The aim of the bill is to reduce regulation by merging the planning system with listed building and conservation area regimes. The bill was debated at its second reading in the House of Commons on 11 June 2012 and has now gone into the committee stage. Committee reports are expected by 17 July 2012.

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