With Tim Stork
The commencing of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) on 18 December 2009, brought with it a significant change to the approval (or refusal) of certain types of development applications. This change was to introduce the concept of a deemed approval of certain development applications. It was a position that had been lobbied for by the property industry for some time, but until the SPA, had been resisted. This article gives a brief overview of the deemed approval provisions and highlights s