A Practical Approach to Planning Law

Paperback | December 15, 2007

byVictor Moore

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Despite repeated attempts in recent years to simplify the planning system, planning law has continued to be so complex that practitioners and students alike have found it difficult to disentangle the complicated issues and principles involved. The tenth edition of Victor Moore's popular andaccessible book aims to remove the mystery and difficulty which planning law presents to so many people.This new edition contains expanded coverage of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, exploring the implementation of what is arguably the most significant planning legislation since the present system of planning control was introduced by the Town and Country Planning Act 1947. The Actreplaced much of the old planning regime, giving central government a larger say over planning decisions. In particular, in place of the development plan system that was in place, it introduced the concept of a Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for each region in the country and Development PlanDocuments. This means that local planning authorities will be denied the opportunity they may once have had to avoid complying with central government targets (e.g. those aimed at new house building in their area). Regional Planning Bodies are charged with keeping the RSS under review and to ensurecompliance with its terms. The book includes the most important cases that have occurred since the publication of the ninth edition in 2005, and in particular the cases decided under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The book also considers the impact that the Human Rights Act 1998 has had on overall planningstrategy as well as on local development plans, including those decisions based on Article 8 (Right to Respect for Privacy and Family Life). It also looks forward to the changes to the planning system suggested in the White Paper, Planning for a Sustainable Future.

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Despite repeated attempts in recent years to simplify the planning system, planning law has continued to be so complex that practitioners and students alike have found it difficult to disentangle the complicated issues and principles involved. The tenth edition of Victor Moore's popular andaccessible book aims to remove the mystery and...

Victor Moore is a barrister of Gray's Innn and Professor Emeritus of the University of Reading. For years he was editor of Journal of Planning and Environmental Law. He has written and lectured extensively on aspects of planning law in the USA, EU, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:700 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.48 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199532117

ISBN - 13:9780199532117

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Table of Contents

1. Historical Introduction2. Planning Organization3. Simplified Planning Zones4. Development Plans: Before the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 20045. Development Plans: After the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 20046. Definition of Development 1: Operational Development7. Definition of Development 2: Material Change of Use8. The Need for Planning Permission 1: General Permitted Development Orders; Local Development Orders9. The Need for Planning Permission 2: Cases of Doubt10. Applications for Planning Permission 1: Pre-submission Requirements11. Applications for Planning Permission 2: Procedure on Receipt of Applications by the Local Planning Authority12. Determinations of Applications for Planning Permissions13. Environmental Impact Assessment14. Strategic Environmental Assessment15. Conditions16. The Construction, Scope, Effect, and Life of a Planning Permission17. Development by the Crown, Statutory Undertakers, and Local Authorities; Public Works Orders; Major Infrastructure Projects18. Planning Agreements; Planning Obligations; Planning Contributions19. Appeals; Statutory Review; Judicial Review; The Ombudsman20. Human Rights21. Enforcement22. Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas23. Ancient Monuments and Areas of Archaeological Importance24. Minerals25. The Control of Outdoor Advertisements26. Trees and Hedgerows27. Conservation of Natural HabitatsAppendices1. Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Section 52. Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, SI 1987/764 (as amended)3. Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, SI 1995/418 (as amended)4. Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995, SI 1995/4195. The Metrication of Planning Law

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Review from previous edition 'It is always a pleasure to welcome the new edition of Victor Moore's Practical Approach to Planning Law...The book has to be essential reading for anyone working in the field...' (ELFLine)