A Practical Approach to Planning Law (14th edition)

ISBN : 9780198833253

Ashley Bowes
784 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Practical Approach Series

Planning law is one of the most fast moving legal areas, with major structural changes to the planning system occurring since 2014 . Despite these attempts at simplification, it remains one of the most complex fields for both students and practitioners to navigate. In this continually evolving arena the fourteenth edition of A Practical Approach to Planning Law is an authoritative and reliable resource for all those working in the area, providing a comprehensive and systematic account of the principles and practice of planning law. The text guides the reader through each stage of the planning process, from permission applications through to disputes and appeals in a clear and accessible style.

Containing coverage of all recent cases as well as important legislative and policy developments since the publication of the previous edition, particularly those arising out of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, the Housing and Planning Act 2016, the Infrastructure Act 2015, and the Deregulation Act 2015, this new edition provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for professionals and students alike.

The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the field, where the expert overview and clear layout promote clarity and ease of understanding.


1 Historical Introduction
2 Planning Organization
3 The Evolution of Development Plans
4 Development Plans: Their Legal Significance After the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
5 Definition of Development 1: Operational Development
6 Definition of Development 2: Material Change of Use
7 The Need for Planning Permission 1: General Permitted Development Order
Local Development Orders
8 The Need for Planning Permission 2: Cases of Doubt
9 Applications for Planning Permission 1: Pre-Submission Requirements
10 Applications for Planning Permission 2: Procedure on Receipt of Applications by the Local Planning Authority
11 Determinations of Applications for Planning Permission
12 Environmental Impact Assessment
13 Strategic Environmental Assessment
14 Conditions
15 The Construction, Scope, Effect, and Life of a Planning Permission
16 Development by the Crown, Statutory Undertakers, and Local Authorities
Public Works Orders
17 Planning Agreements
Planning Obligations
and The Community Infrastructure Levy
18 Appeals
Statutory Review
Judicial Review
The Ombudsman
19 Human Rights
20 Enforcement of Planning Control
21 Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
22 Ancient Monuments and Areas of Archaeological Importance
23 Minerals
24 The Control of Outdoor Advertisements
25 Trees, Hedgerows, and High Hedges
26 Conservation of Natural Habitats and Protected Species and Biodiversity
27 Remedies for Adverse Planning Decisions
28 Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects
29 Town and Village Greens


Ashley Bowes is a barrister at Cornerstone Barristers and a General Editor to the Journal of Planning & Environmental Law. He previously served four years as Chairman of the Planning Committee of Woking Borough Council and ran a planning consultancy representing clients in planning, village green, common land and rights of way inquiries.