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Planning Conditions And Obligations Notes

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Elective: Commercial Property

Commercial Property Planning Conditions and Planning Obligations Planning Conditions imposed by LPA??
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6 S.72(1) TCPA - gives power to LPA to attach conditions to the grant of planning permission Purpose: To regulate the development / use of land LPA follows government guidance = Circular 11/95 [contains model conditions]
Circular sets out 6 criteria that conditions must satisfy: Necessary

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Condition duplicates the effect of other controls [e.g. tree preservation; pollution controls]
Relevant to planning
? R v Hillingdon - condition was not a planning purpose. "priority for those on council housing waiting list".
? Test of need: condition should be tailored to tackle a specific problem Relevant to the development to be permitted

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E.g. ultra vires to require people on local authority's housing waiting list to get priority Enforceable
? Not occupied by students - not easily enforceable!
Precise
? is the condition poorly drafted. E.g. submit a plan - but does not say what happens after that!
? Is it unlikely that LPA can require scheme to be implemented
? Clarity Reasonable in all other respects

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Not unduly restrictive

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Avoidance of onerous requirements e.g. severe limitation on the freedom of owners to dispose of their property. [Para 36 circular]

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Conditions depending on the action of others [Para 38 Circular]

? Case law = Newbury District Council v SEE = key case saying conditions should always be: a) For the planning purpose [R v Hillingdon - council housing case]
b) Fairly and reasonably related to the development c) Not manifestly unreasonable

? Article 31 DMPO 2010 = insists that every condition must be explained / have justification and that must be given to the applicant Appealing the conditions:

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Appeal to DCLG 1

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