Jargon Buster Planning Law Category - J-L

Lawful Development Certificate

a certificate issued by a Local Planning Authority on application to determine whether existing or proposed development is lawful. The decision to issue a certificate is a legal decision applied on consideration of evidence submitted and does not involve considering planning policy.

Judicial Review

an action in the High Court to challenge the decision of a public body, typically the Local Authority or a Planning Inspector.

Local Planning Authority

the body primarily responsible for planning controls, typically the District or Borough Council although in National Parks these functions are discharged by the National Park Authority. For waste-related matters and mineral extraction the relevant planning body is the County Planning Authority (typically the County Council).