Berg case will be a useful tool for LPAs in attempting to tackle regeneration problem
Section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act enables local planning authorities (LPAs) to take steps requiring land or buildings to be cleaned up if their condition is deemed to adversely affect the amenity of the area in which they are situated. The mechanics of how the work is achieved vary from case to case, with some LPAs requiring the recipient to undertake the work whereas others carry it out themselves.
The scope of the works that can be required by virtue of a section 215 notice are wide ranging and can include tidying, clearance, planting, demolition, re-building, external repairs and repainting.
However, the act does not provide a definition of ‘amenity’. Under a report commissioned by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in 2005, LPAs were advised that what may be considered as ‘amenity’ in one area may not be deemed as such in another. Although the report sought to reassure LPAs that a well-constructed case would rarely be successfully appealed, the lack of a coherent approach to the issue remained a point of concern…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Walker Morris briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Walker Morris
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Walker Morris
Unregistered Community design right comes into existence automatically by the fact of making products incorporating the design in question available to the public in the EU.
It is possible for a registered trademark to be a victim of its own success.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents