Permission to land?

We look at the latest tools in the planner’s toolbox, permission in principle and the Brownfield Register, and asks whether they will have the impact that the government hopes and expects. A cynic might ask whether we really need another route to obtaining planning permission – several already exist and the evidence suggests that they are being granted in increasing numbers. Is the sole intention behind the introduction of permission in principle (PiP) to expedite the delivery of more housing?

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This article was first published in Property Law Journal (October 2017) and is also available at

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Jamie McKie

About Jamie McKie

Jamie is a senior associate in the Planning and Public Law team. He is also a solicitor advocate with Higher Rights of Audience.

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