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Preparing for a return to office working

Planning a safe and lawful return to the office working environment presents many challenges for landlords and occupiers. Here we explore employment law issues

15 June 2020

Listed building enforcement: a new appeal consideration

The recent Supreme Court case of Dill looks to the heart of listed building protection, giving new guidance on whether something is a ‘building’
09 June 2020

Scotland and the “tilted balance” in planning decisions

The Court of Session upholds the use of the tilted balance in cases where there is a shortfall in the housing land supply

03 June 2020

COVID-19: Scotland assists developers by extending the duration of planning permission

The Scottish Parliament has passed the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which will help developers address difficulties within the planning system
03 April 2020

COVID-19: Managing existing planning permissions and applications

Despite rule-makers altering rules in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, planning deadlines continue to apply. Developers need to keep an eye out
26 March 2020

Town and village green law: Supreme Court decision on ‘statutory incompatibility’

Overview of a lifeline from the Supreme Court to help save land held for statutory purposes being registered as a town or village green
17 February 2020

Air quality - a deciding factor in determination of housing developments

Local planning authorities may need to take air quality into account when taking decisions. Developers should properly consider air quality in their proposals and offer effective mitigation if needed
21 October 2019

What is the latest on Five Year Housing Land Supply?

New planning policy guidance and court cases about the interpretation of five-year housing land supply within the National Planning Policy Framework

14 August 2019

Development plans and trigger events prevent registration of land as Town or Village Green

For landowners and developers, we consider the range of qualifying factors (or trigger events) that can apply to prevent an application to register a town or village green under the Commons Act 2006
17 July 2019

Town and village greens - protection for developers in Wales

Legislation came into force in Wales on 22 October 2018 that protects developers against TVG applications. However, protection remains more restricted in Wales than in England

17 July 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 2: N to Z

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
28 May 2019

Education Contributions for Housing – New Guidance from the Department for Education

In April 2019, the Department for Education published guidance notes on education contributions in housing developments. This article summarises the key points for developers and local authorities
21 May 2019
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