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Planning Enforcement

Author: Richard Harwood QC

ISBN: 9781780431789

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Edition: 2nd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Planning Enforcement

Planning Enforcement

Planning Enforcement covers everything you need to know about the law on development carried out without planning permission or in breach of conditions on a planning permission.

The second edition has been completely revised and updated since the previous edition in 1996 to include recent case law and legislation, as well as coverage of several new areas including:

  • Breach of planning control;
  • Time limits on enforcement;
  • The decision to enforce;
  • Environmental Impact Assessment;
  • Temporary Stop Notices;
  • Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects;
  • Community Infrastructure Levy.


“This is a very useful book for anyone advising or working in planning enforcement to have on their shelf…The level of detail and coverage is impressive.” – Richard Ground, Housing and Property Law Review

“Planning Enforcement is a valuable contribution by a leading practitioner…It is a compact, useful and affordable resource to add to the toolboxes carried by consultants, solicitors and planning officers.” – Ned Westaway, Environmental Liability: Law, Policy and Practice

“One would be hard-pressed to find a guide or referencer more accessible and thorough in the field of planning enforcement than this. Succeeding where others fail, this work's essential strength lies in its skillful combination of conscientious legal coverage and real-world practical guidance. The result is a book which is to be highly recommended to legal practitioners and surveyors whose lives and libraries will be much enhanced by acquaintance with this text.” – Chris Bevan, The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer

“...brings together a comprehensive review of the established and updated regulatory framework...having a 'bible' on the subject is invaluable. Planners and practitioners from other disciplines involved in enforcement will benefit enormously from having this book in their library.” – Robin Newlove, Environmentalist Online

About the author

Richard Harwood is a planning, environment and public law QC at 39 Essex Chambers. He was awarded Junior of the Year for Environmental and Planning Law at the 2011 Chamber Bar Awards and appointed Queen's Counsel in 2013. In 2014 he was awarded an OBE for services to planning and environment law decision making.

He is a member of the Planning Minister's Local Plans Expert Group and a case editor of the Journal of Planning and Environment Law.