Housing and Planning Bill 2015 – 2016

Now in force: Replacement section 237 procedure for overcoming rights of light (along with other new provisions under the Housing and Planning Act 2016)

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning and Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, London Replacement section 237: Yesterday (13 July), the new provisions allowing local authorities to override easements and other rights (including rights to light) came into force, … Continue reading

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Abolition of section 237 procedure for overcoming rights of light

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, Real Estate, London and Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, Real Estate, London Section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 gives local planning authorities powers to override easements and … Continue reading

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The return of “Vacant Building Credit”

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, London and Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, London The world of planning has been busy: the new Mayor of London is making promises including measures to improve air quality and to … Continue reading

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Permission in Principle and Environmental Impacts (2016 Planning Consultation)

Author: Martyn Jarvis, Associate, Planning, London This Friday (15 April) is the deadline for responses to the Government's 'Technical Consultation on Planning Changes' (launched on 18 February 2016). The consultation sets out the Government's proposals to put flesh onto the … Continue reading

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Q1 Healthcheck / Q2 Predictions: Brexit, Mayor, PRS, Housing and Planning Bill, airport expansion

Author: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, Real Estate, London In the week before Christmas, the daffodils were blooming, the birds were chirping and it was warm enough to cycle to work in shorts. In the week before Easter … Continue reading

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What to look forward to in 2016: Planning changes on the horizon

Herbert Smith Freehills' real estate development team are monitoring a number of areas of law likely to change during 2016.  Here is a summary of some key areas of change we expect in the field of planning (from a development perspective), … Continue reading

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Housing and Planning Bill announced

Yesterday (13 October 2015) the Housing and Planning Bill was published, proposing new planning legislation including requirements for starter homes in section 106 agreements, planning permission in principle on brownfield sites, and allowing housing elements to be included in NSIPs. … Continue reading

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