Reflects on the potentially harmful effects of the Localism Act 2011 s.124, which permits planning enforcement action to be taken outside the normal time limits where breaches of planning control involving concealment may have occurred. Reviews the cases which led to the introduction of s.124 and discusses the problems arising from: (1) its imprecise definitions of concepts such as "deliberate concealment"; (2) its reduction of certainty through the removal of clear limitation periods; and (3) its requirement that enforcement applications are made to magistrates courts.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|