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Legal Topic Note 73 : Community Governance Reviews revised July 2015

This LTN considers the use of community governance reviews to create, abolish, alter or group parish councils.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 72 - Highways revised July 2012

This LTN explains the legislative powers of the highways authority to carry out works to the highway including traffic calming and signage.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 71 : Naming and Numbering of Streets revised November 2017

This LTN covers the two separate and mutually exclusive sets of statutory provisions which govern the naming and numbering of streets in England.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 70 : The Local Environment revised September 2017

This LTN gives an overview of the powers of principal authorities so parish councils can make representations with regard to the environment and the appearance of the local environment. Includes vehicles on the road, abandoned vehicles, graffiti and fly posting, noise and lighting.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 69 : Anti Social Behaviour and Harrassment revised July 2016

This LTN gives an overview of provisions to enable local councils to make representations regarding anti-social behaviour following the introduction of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 68 : Negligence revised February 2017

This LTN explains the legal terms related to negligence including 'duty of care', 'breach of duty' and 'causation'. It also covers the importance for local councils to hold public liability insurance.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 67 : Nuisance (Private) revised October 2014

This LTN gives an overview of a civil wrong ( a tort) i.e. private nuisance with reference to the relevant legislation.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 66 : Nuisance (Public and Statutory) revised August 2014

This LTN concerns statutory and public nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. (Note that nuisance defined as private is covered in LTN67)

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 65 : Closed Churchyards and Disused Burial Grounds revised May 2014

This LTN explains the responsibility for maintenance of a closed churchyard and the standard of maintenance required in a closed churchyard.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 64 : Tombstones and Memorials revised May 2014

This LTN outlines a local council's legal responsibility for memorials in local council cemeteries. It covers planning, insurance and safety as well as arrangements for closed churchyards.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 63 : Planning and Building Control Enforcement revised June 2012

This LTN gives an overview on enforcement procedures in respect of planning and building control.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 62 : Planning Control over Agricultural Land and Buildings revised July 2012

This LTN explains when planning permission is required for agricultural land and buildings and covers the different classes of agricultural development.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 60 : Copies of Planning Documents revised July 2016

This LTN explains the legislation relating to copyright for planning documents.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 59 : The Rights of Local Councils to be notified of Planning Applications and Decisions revised August 2016

This LTN explains the relationship between the local planning authority and a local council in terms of consultation on planning applications and notification of planning decisions.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 58 : Appealing Planning Decisions revised April 2015

This LTN outlines the planning appeal process and the rights of local councils.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 57 : Easements over Common Land and Village Greens revised April 2011

This LTN considers the statutory and common law relating to the use of motor vehicles and rights of way including the complexities of easements over common land and village greens.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 55 : Adverse Possession Claims revised October 2016

This LTN gives guidance on claiming possession of ownerless land.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 54 : Protection of Ownerless Common Land revised July 2017

This LTN explains how a local council can protect common land and village greens where the owner cannot be identified.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 53 : Protection of Common Land revised April 2011

This LTN defines the term common land and explains about ownership and the rights of individuals particularly in relation to use as pasture.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 52 : Temporary Use of Allotment Land revised November 2012

This LTN covers the temporary letting of an allotment site for an alternative use where demand for allotments has diminished (whilst still allowing the land to return to use as an allotment site once demand increases).

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 51 : Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 revised November 2007

This LTN explains the circumstances in which the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 can be used instead of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 50 : The Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 revised October 2010

This LTN explains the landlord and tenant relationship in agricultural tenancies including an explanation of the definitions and terms used in The Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. It explains tenants rights, rent reviews and notices to quit.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 49 : Business Tenancies revised October 2010

This LTN covers the legislation around business tenancies and the right to a new tenancy.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 48 : The Difference between Leases and Licences revised October 2010

This LTN clarifies the difference between a lease and a licence. The contractual arrangement which both afford and how they affect land ownership is explained.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 47 : Easements revised April 2011

This LTN describes what easements are and how they are created, with particular emphasis on implications for local councils. The document explains rights of way by foot and vehicle.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 46 : Registered Land revised August 2014

This LTN explains the difference between registered and unregistered land and includes contact information for the land registry.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 45A : Disposal of Charity Land by Local Councils Acting as Charity Trustees revised December 2016

This LTN covers the particular rules relating to the disposal of charity land by councils that are also charity trustees. See LTN 45 for the general rules relating to the disposal of non charity land.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 45 : Disposal and Appropriation of Land by Local Councils revised December 2016

This LTN outlines the general rules covering the appropriation and disposal of land including open spaces, playing fields and allotment sites. See LTN45A for information relating to the disposal of charity land.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020

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