Planning, law and property rights

Planning matters. Law matters. Property matters. These three simple messages inspire the growing PLPR community to examine the difficult relationship between public and private interests in the use of land.

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PLPR Online Sessions Series 2021 - Report

Published at: 11 March 2021

During February 2021 over 300 academics from across the world exchanged ideas on planning, law, and property rights in eleven online sessions, and...

Law is an essential element of planning. Statutory law, as interpreted by the courts, defines planning powers, the planning process, and the mandatory elements of binding development plans. Although the law often attributes a wide margin of discretion to the planning authority, it also limits planning powers for the protection of individual rights.

Coordinated by: Dr Linda McElduff