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Following the amendment of Section 257 by the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, an order may be made in anticipation of planning permission.  However, an order made in advance of planning permission cannot be confirmed by either the authority or the Secretary of State until that permission has been granted. Although footpath matters are usually dealt…

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Further to a recent consultation on Public Spaces Protection Orders for BBQs and open fires, a number of sealed orders will come into force with effect from 1st July 2019 for a period of 3 years. The orders will prohibit BBQs and outdoor cooking on a number of the Borough’s open spaces; a full list of…

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The council has established procedures that must be followed in the event of an unauthorised encampment. It is important to note that the process is only applicable to unauthorised encampments on council owned land. The process has been based on best practice and the requirement to follow due legal process taking into consideration the requirements…

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