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Garden communities: current thinking and proposed changes to the planning system

Garden Communities remain firmly on the development agenda. We consider recent events and proposals in relation to garden communities
13 July 2020

High Court provides new guidance on orders made under s119 of the Highways Act 1980

Useful new interpretative guidance on s119 of the Highways Act has been given by the High Court in the case of The Open Spaces Society v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
04 June 2020

COVID-19: New Regulations enable local authorities in Wales to meet and vote remotely

New Coronavirus Regulations assist local authorities in Wales to continue making decisions as rules are relaxed with regards to physical presence at meetings
19 May 2020

COVID-19: New Regulations enable local authorities to meet and vote remotely

New Coronavirus Regulations assist local authorities to continue making decisions as rules are relaxed with regards to physical presence at meetings
17 April 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

Biodiversity Net Gain – what are the key features?

The government is to introduce a requirement for development to deliver 'biodiversity net gain'. Here is an overview for local authorities, landowners and developers

05 September 2019

Proposals for permitted development rights to support 5G rollout

Industry operators, local authorities and landowners: we highlight government’s proposals in its consultation on permitted development rights to support the 5G roll out

05 September 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

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
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