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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

Delivering freight solutions through planning

In April 2019, the NIC published its recommendations to government for freight. Of interest to local authorities, landowners and developers, we highlight the role planning will play in delivering them
20 May 2019

Habitats Directive: what mitigation can be taken into account?

The European court confirmed that mitigation cannot be taken into account when screening a project under the Habitats Regulations. It has also clarified between mitigatory and compensatory measures.
04 September 2018

Garden cities: development corporations to be locally led

Local authorities have been granted oversight authority status for new town development corporations. Regulations came into force on 24 July 2018. Here are the headlines.

25 July 2018

Highway maintenance and obstruction: liability of adjacent landowners

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal considers whether adjacent landowners owe a duty of care to highway users.
26 June 2018

CPO and compensation: important changes to planning and CPO law

This article looks at a number of provisions relevant to compulsory acquisition in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 and Housing and Planning Act 2016 that come into force on 6 April 2018.
28 March 2018

What should you do when faced with a compulsory purchase order?

The threat of compulsory purchase can be very unsettling but there are steps individuals, companies and institutional landowners can take to prepare for a compulsory purchase order (CPO).
28 February 2018

A guide to garden cities, towns and villages

An overview of garden cities for local authority officers, landowners, developers and planning consultants. We look at what garden cities are, the key principles and the legal considerations.
27 November 2017

Public procurement: when is a development agreement not a public works contract?

A review of R (Faraday Development Ltd) v West Berkshire Council and another which offers guidance on how development agreements can be structured to fall outside the scope of public procurement law.
22 September 2016
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