This paper was originally presented at a seminar in Chambers in January 2006.
“This paper is divided in two parts. The first offers a potpourri of some recent changes in planning law. The Planning a Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (“the 2004 Act”) brings a number of procedural changes (improvements or not?) to the submission and determination of planning applications. The second part deals with the recent judgment of Sullivan J in the Hart Aggregates case, a brave attempt to rationalize the law on the effect of the breach of a condition precedent on the implementation of the planning permission to which it relates…”